The Lagos State Chapter of the Sports Association of Nigeria (Lagos SWAN) has called on the Inspector General of Police Force (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to investigate the illegal detention of one of its members, Yomi Kuku, alongside 22 others by its officers from Area F Police Command.
The Lagos State SWAN chairman, Debo Oshundun, who made the call, said that the illegal detention of one of its members was a direct attack on the sporting press.
According to reports, Kuku who on Friday night at Sidewall Bar along Obafemi Awolowo Road was assaulted by armed policemen led by ACP Akinbayo Soji, came in a vehicles belonging to the Lagos State Taskforce on the Environment.
Oshundun, while decrying the illegal detention, wondered why law-abiding citizens who were relaxing on a Friday night after a hard work would be harassed by men of the NPF who were meant to be protecting them.
“It is so unfortunate that such ugly incident happened to one of our members. As law-abiding citizens and members of SWAN legally affiliated to the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), we call on the Inspector General of Police and the Lagos State Police Command to investigate this ugly situation.”
Speaking further, Oshundun said, “The illegal raiding, arrest and detention of members of the public has been going on for the past three weeks. This particular incident is seen as a direct assault on the apex sports writing association in Nigeria.
It was also alleged that the same commander and his men had a brush with some Honorable Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly.
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