Released Sahara Reporters Journalist Narrates Why He Was Arrested

LAGOS AUGUST 8TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Victor Ogungbenro, a journalist with Sahara Reporters who was arrested by the police during the #RevolutionNow protest at National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos has been released.
Ogungbenro and eight others were released on Tuesday after perfecting their bail conditions.
They were first held at Area C command before later moved to Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department Panti, Yaba.
Narrating his ordeal, Ogungbenro said the police arrested him because he identified himself as a journalist with Sahara Reporters.
According to him, “They arrested my colleague, collected her identify card and phone, so she called me for help.
“The moment I told them I am from Sahara Reporters, they didnt listen to anything again. They didnt allow me show my ID card. They just started dragging me. They left my female colleague and picked me instead.”
Another of the arrested persons, Babatunde, told newsmen that they were not manhandled at the police station.

He said, “We were not tortured but there is nothing as being in ones house.
“I couldn’t eat the food. I only ate this evening.”
Six of the protesters were arraigned at the Ebutte Meta Magistrate Court earlier on Tuesday.

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