NSCDC Operatives Injure Journalists

NSCDC Operatives Injure Journalists

24 Feb 2017, by Database Manager in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

Security Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) shot at journalists after a failed attempt by officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps to demand bribe from a road user, Mr Pascal Ochara who had a medical emergency that involved his wife. The Journalists – Nnamdi Okonya of Silverbirds TV, Tope Kuteyi of Channels TV and Obioma Oburuoga of AIT – who tried mediating in the dispute were later served their own share as the security operatives demanded their identity cards and started beating them after the journalists attempted a video recording of the bribe extortion scene.

Details of Occurrence

State of OccurrenceImo
Date of Occurrence24 Feb 2017
Security Agents InvolvedSecurity operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps
Legal FoundationsSection 34 and 39 of the constitution stipulates the right to personal dignity and freedoms of expression and information
Rights ImplicatedThe Journalists were prevented from carrying out their professional and constitutionally obligated duties. Also, they were also stripped of their human dignity rights


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