Spaces for Change Staff, Chimee Adioha, Arrested for Photo Documenting Forced Evictions

Spaces for Change Staff, Chimee Adioha, Arrested for Photo Documenting Forced Evictions

15 Aug 2018, by Chimee Adioha in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

Arrest and brutal drubbing of six persons by security agents during a forced eviction and demolition exercise in Badia East, Lagos. Among those arrested was Chimee Adioha, a staff and photographer of Spaces For Change; who was unlawfully detained for taking photographs capturing the inhumane exercise.

Details of Occurrence

State of OccurrenceLagos
Date of Occurrence15 Jun 2017
Security Agents InvolvedLagos State Task Force Squad
Legal FoundationsThe Legal foundation for this lies in Section 39 of the 1999 constitution
Rights ImplicatedMr Chimee and others had their fundamental right to expression infringed upon
Actions Taken

Immediately after the arrest, Spaces For Change started a very serious social media campaign demanding for the release of their staff and the community members, which eventually happened.

Region of Occurrence South West Nigeria

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