• Rivers police assault, arrest PUNCHman on election duty

    Rivers police assault arrest punchman on election duty - nigeria newspapers online
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    A reporter with , Gbenga Oloniniran, was on Saturday afternoon arrested by a team of policemen near the residence of Governor Nyesom Wile in Rumuiprikon, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

    Oloniniran, who was on election duty was taking snapshots of a scene where policemen were arresting some youths at a polling unit when the operative swooped on him.

    Without listening to him, the operatives attached to the Swift Operation Squad seized his phone, assaulted him and bundled him into their van.

    He was beaten while in the van even as they deleted several pictures he had previously taken, including those taken while he was being arrested.

    They stated,

    “Why are you capturing us? Who are you? What do you want to do? Come here, go inside the vehicle,” the policemen were heard saying.

    He was, however, released at the Rivers State University, Junction in Port Harcourt after the matter was reported to the Rivers state Police Command spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko.


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