Sampson Unamkpa, a reporter with the Nation Newspaper was allegedly assaulted by police officers from Olosan Police Station in Mushin, Lagos while performing his reporting duties. He was assaulted and arrested for attempting to take a photograph of a police officer assaulting a motorist. Unamkpa was taken to the police station, where the Divisional Police Officer threatened to charge him for the attempt to take the photos of officers. He was later released on the orders of the DPO.
Date of Occurrence
Police Officers attached to Olosan Police Station, Mushin, Lagos
The legal foundation of this incident rests on Sections 22 which clearly stipulates the obligation of the mass media and Section 39 which provided in the 1999 constitution