Freelance Journalist and broadcaster, Augustina Armstrong-Ogbonna has alleged a threat to her life by former Minister of State for Interior and Executive Director, Integrated Oil and Gas Limited, Captain Emmanuel Iheanancho for exposing the dredging activities of Integrated Oil and Gas in Irede community close to Apapa which has already caused cracks in the houses and floors of the buildings. The former Minister plans to build a mini-refinery and a jetty in the community. Environmental investigative reports have shown that there are no conclusive environmental impact assessments tests by either the Lagos State and Federal Ministry of Environment.
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The legal foundations of this incident rests on Section 35 and 39 which afffirms the right to life and liberty and sections 34 and 39 which constitutionally stipulates the role of journalists and the freedoms of expression and information.