Political

Police Raid PREMIUM TIMES Head Office, Arrests Publisher

Police Raid PREMIUM TIMES Head Office, Arrests Publisher
Nigerian-police-patrol

In a brazen show of power and intimidation, the Nigeria police have raided PREMIUM TIMES head office in Abuja, and arrested the newspaper’s publisher.

The publisher, Dapo Olorunyomi, was arrested alongside the paper’s judiciary correspondent, Evelyn Okakwu.

In a press release sent to our correspondent in Lagos, the plain-clothed officers conducted search at the office shortly after 5p.m. Thursday, and said they were acting on a complaint filed by the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai.

“The arrests came days after PREMIUM TIMES turned down the army’s demand to retract news stories about the Nigerian Army and its operations,” The statement said.

The paper’s Editor-in-Chief, Musikilu Mojeed, condemned the raid.

“They should stop deluding themselves that they can muzzle the press and intimidate PREMIUM TIMES,” said Mr. Mojeed. “They should know that our loyalty lies with our readers and the Nigerian people who have a right to know.”

He said the paper will continue “to discharge its responsibilities in line with global best practices, social responsibility and patriotism, even at great risk to our personal liberties”.

 

Source: Political

View Comments (1)

1 Comment

  1. merlin season 6

    February 17, 2017 at 11:06 AM

    Hello there, You have done a great job. I will certainly digg it and personally recommend to my
    friends. I’m sure they’ll be benefited from this web site.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Political

More in Political

Issues As Acting President, Osinbajo Visits Rivers

adminFebruary 19, 2017

Ray Of Hope As FG-ASUU Re-Negotiation Team Emerges

adminFebruary 19, 2017

Kebbi: Inside NDLEA’s War Against Drug Abuse

adminFebruary 19, 2017

The Intrigues That Consumed Katsina Assembly Speaker

adminFebruary 19, 2017

Emir Of Gazargamu Was Deliberately Misquoted

adminFebruary 19, 2017

Anguish Over Stalled Auctioning Of Zamfara Properties

adminFebruary 19, 2017

Rihanna Postpones “Anti” World Tour

adminFebruary 19, 2017

Why Piracy Continues Unabated

adminFebruary 19, 2017

I Have Never Raised My Hands Against My Wife – Churchill

adminFebruary 19, 2017