EFCC Operatives Raid Paper’s Sun Newspapers Head Office.

EFCC Operatives Raid Paper’s Sun Newspapers Head Office.

31 Aug 2018, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

The headquarters of The Sun daily Newspaper, was raided by the Nigerian Police Force working with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of Nigeria. The police officers allegedly ordered security staff to take them around the building at gun point and stopped employees from leaving or entering the premises. According to reports, the raid came a few weeks after the EFCC chairman threatened to sue the newspaper for libel over its reporting.

Details of Occurrence

State of OccurrenceAbia
Date of Occurrence12 Jun 2018
Security Agents InvolvedThe Nigerian Police
Legal FoundationsSection 39 and Section 34 of the 1999 constitution
Rights ImplicatedThe Rights to Dignity and Freedom of Press.
Region of Occurrence South West Nigeria

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