Nigeria Security Aides attack Journalist in Court

Nigeria Security Aides attack Journalist in Court

17 Jun 2016, by Manager in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

On June 27, 2016, security aides to Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, assaulted photo journalists who attempted to take photographs of some state officials when they arrived at the Federal High Court in Abuja to answer to charges of forgery of Senate rules.

Details of Occurrence

State of OccurrenceFCT
Date of Occurrence17 Jun 2016
Security Agents InvolvedSecurity Aides attached to Nigeria's Senate President
Legal FoundationsSection 39 of the 1999 constitution guarantees the freedoms of expression and information
Rights ImplicatedThe rights of the photojournalists whio were carried out their legitimate duties were trampled upon by overzealous security aides of the Senate President.
Region of Occurrence North Central Nigeria North East Nigeria

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