Alleged Torture: Rivers Broadcaster Sues Police, Demands N650m Compensation.

Alleged Torture: Rivers Broadcaster Sues Police, Demands N650m Compensation.

14 Aug 2019, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

“A journalist with the Port Harcourt-based Nigeria Info radio station, Mr Koffi Bartels, has dragged the Nigeria Police to court seeking the sum of N650m as punitive and exemplary damages. Bartels was on June 4, 2019, rushed to hospital after he was allegedly tortured and brutalised by personnel of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Rivers State.

The journalist said he suffered a swollen knee after he was hit several times with wooden bars, while trying to take photographs of the harassment of a boy by the SARS officers at Mgbuoba in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.”

 

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceNigeria
State of OccurrenceRivers
Date of Occurrence04 Jun 2019
Security Agents InvolvedThe Nigerian Police
Region of Occurrence South South Nigeria

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