Spaces for Change Staff, Chimee Adioha, Arrested for Photo Documenting Forced Evictions15 Aug 2018, by CS Database in
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 Occurrence||Lagos|
|Date of Occurrence||15 Jun 2017|
|Security Agents Involved||Lagos State Task Force Squad|
|Legal Foundations||The Legal foundation for this lies in Section 39 of the 1999 constitution|
|Rights Implicated||Mr Chimee and others had their fundamental right to expression infringed upon|
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.