The Nigeria Union of Journalists has condemned in the strongest terms the arrest and detention of Premium Times Reporter, Samuel Ogundipe by the Police and his detention at the facility of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS in Abuja.
Samuel Ogundipe was arrested for reporting on the report sent to the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbanjo by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris on the sacked and detained Director General of DSS, Mallam Lawal Daura.
The NUJ in a statement signed by its National President, Abdulwaheed Odusile frowned at the constant harassment and molestation of Journalists by the Police and other Agents of the State and requested that such should abate forthwith.
“It should be noted that confidentiality of sources is necessary for good journalism to flourish and Journalists should not be coerced into revealing such sources.
We call for the immediate and unconditional release of Samuel Ogundipe and an end to all forms of impunity against the media.”the statement reads.