Police, DSS Take Over Civic Media Lab/SaharaReporters Office

Police, DSS Take Over Civic Media Lab/SaharaReporters Office

06 Aug 2019, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

“Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force and Department of State Services have taken over the Civic Media Lab office in Ikeja, Lagos, housing SaharaReporters. The office is under surveillance following the ongoing #RevolutionNow protest against bad governance in Nigeria.

A policeman was seen around the office, while a car was parked at its front and inside the car were two DSS operatives. The publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore, is currently detained at the office of the DSS after being whisked away from his hotel room on Saturday.”

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceNigeria
State of OccurrenceLagos
Date of Occurrence05 Aug 2019
Security Agents InvolvedNigeria Police Force and Department of State Services
Legal FoundationsSection 39 of the Nigerian Constitution
Region of Occurrence South West Nigeria

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