Rivers Journalist Arrested And Brutalized By Police

Rivers State

A journalist with ThePunch, Gbenga Oloniniran was yesterday reportedly arrested and beaten up by Police officers at a polling in Obio/Akpor LGA while taking pictures of them brutalizing a young man.

The reporter in a statement said he was arrested by police officers at a polling unit close to where the incumbent governor of the state, Nyesom Wike, voted earlier.

“Yes, I was arrested earlier by the police, but I’ve now been released,” he said.

“I was arrested and brutalised by the police officers because I tried to take pictures of the moment they were assaulting a male voter at a polling unit close to Governor Wike’s polling unit at Wimpey Junction, Rumuepirikom, Port Harcourt, Rivers State,” he added.

It was gathered that he was later released after the intervention by the Spokesperson of the Rivers State Police Command, Grace-Iringi Koko

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