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15 countries eye Nigeria’s small arms production sector

IT is an unforeseen spinoff from the current spate of violence and insecurity in the country. Several groups of arms manufacturers from 15 countries are due to arrive in Nigeria soon to explore the possibility of producing arms and ammunition.
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Maj-Gen-LabaranIT is an unforeseen spinoff from the current spate of violence and insecurity in the country. Several groups of arms manufacturers from 15 countries are due to arrive in Nigeria soon to explore the possibility of producing arms and ammunition.

Director General, Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), Maj.-Gen. Sule Labaran, disclosed this at the weekend during a visit to the Abuja office of the Nigeria Investment Promotion Council (NIPC).

Accordingly, the Federal Government is restructuring the Kaduna-based DICON to make it investors-friendly and better prepared to function in line with its mandate.

DICON was primarily established to produce small Arms and Ammunition for the use of the Nigerian Army and other security agencies.

The corporation also has the mandate to use its excess capacity to produce spare parts for industrial machinery for civil use.

Accordingly, top DICON officials were at the NIPC in Abuja to gain practical knowledge for investment promotion.

Labaran, who spoke with reporters after the meeting in Abuja, stressed that the act establishing the corporation permitted it to operate as a commercial entity.

He said: “It is a pity that over the years, DICON has not been able to do that because of some factors. In the last 4-5 years, government has put a lot of money into DICON to ensure that we function. Government also charged us to look for partners who would bring in money and partner with us to produce equipment for the Armed Forces of Nigeria and for neighbouring countries.

“Interesting, we already have investors on queue who are ready to partner with DICON. In fact, the next 2-3 weeks, we are expected to get delegations from Turkey and about 15 countries that are interested in defence-related issues.”

Labaran added: “For us in DICON to be able to discuss with these people, we need to have some form of human capacity development to put us in proper position. We have operated more like a civil service organisation rather than an investment company that wants to operate and make profit and provide employment for the people. We need to open up, discuss with people who have money to invest. We need to equip our staff with all the tools necessary to attract and attend to investors.”

Assuring that the DICON management had put measures in place to ensure that military items they produce do not get into wrong hands,  Labaran  stated that due diligence would be done on all prospective producers before any pact was sealed with them.

He disclosed that the corporation had signed an agreement with a company from Israel to produce some military equipment.

Director Finance and Administration, Hassan Sadiq, NIPC, who met with the DICON team, said: “I want to assure you that the NIPC is ready to collaborate with you. Your operation is very important to this country. We are ready to render the assistance you require to be able to execute your mandate. Investors from other countries would be willing to come and invest in this very critical industry. Once such investors come in with their money, there will be an upsurge of economic activities in the military equipment industry.”

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Man United and Arsenal Go Head To Head In The Premier League on DStv

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It’s another big weekend for Manchester United as they face Arsenal in the English Premier League on Sunday November 1, 2020.

Still battling with a wobbly start to the new season, the Red Devils will be looking forward to ending their home games woes as they face the Gunners at the Old Trafford in the Super Sunday match.

United head into the match under intense pressure to regain fans’ confidence and get its Premier League campaign on track after an unimpressive home run. They have won their last 10 away games in all competitions but none of their last five at home.

It is United’s worst start to a season at Old Trafford in the last 48 years.

The once dreaded Old Trafford where opponents visit with their hearts in their mouths is fast becoming a common ground after United suffered 3-1 loss to Crystal Palace, 6-1 to Tottenham and refused to score a goal against the Blues last weekend. It is left to be seen whether Arsenal will come close to repeating the 6-1 plummeting of United by its North London rivals.

Despite losing 1-0 to Leicester City on Monday night, the Gunners boss, Mikel Arteta, will be boosted by the fact that his side has a head to head advantage over United in their last three encounters.

The head to head record appears to favour Arsenal having won two and drawn one of the duo's last three league meetings while United’s last win against Arsenal was in the FA Cup in 2019.

Arsenal presently at 10th place on nine points travel to Old Trafford on Sunday without Gabriel Martinelli, Pablo Mari, Rob Holding, Calum Chambers have all been ruled out with injury. David Luiz who picked up a muscular injury against Leicester is also unsure for the game yet.

United with seven points sits at 15th place will also be without Anthony Martial still serving his domestic suspension, while Eric Bailly, Jesse Lingard and Phil Jones are all ruled out with injury.

While we look forward to the epic battle at Old Trafford this weekend live on DStv, we cannot lose sight of matches from the 18 other Premier League clubs that will all be in action this weekend. The games will also be live on
SuperSport Premier League for all DStv customers.

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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew

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Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Following the outbreak of violence in some quarters of the State, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has declared a 24-hour Curfew on the state starting on Saturday.

Governor Abdulrazaq made this known in a statewide broadcast on Friday night.

Recall that on Friday some residents of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital stormed the warehouses where the government stored COVID-19 palliatives expected to be distributed to citizens.

Also Read: BREAKING: Lagos Government Relaxes Curfew

The warehouses, located at the cargo warehouse of the International airport in Ilorin as well as the agro-mall located in the Sango area of the state were totally ransacked as residents struggled to pack as much food items as they could.

Abdulrazaq said, “Lives are being threatened. Businesses are being looted. Public properties have been targeted. This is unacceptable. It is not who we are.

“To curb these acts of criminalities, I hereby declare a 24-hour curfew in Ilorin metropolis from midnight today October 23rd, 2020. This is in line with Sections 1, 2, and 4 of the Public Order Act Chapter 382 Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004.

“People are urged to stay indoors in compliance with this curfew. This will be reviewed as we watch developments.

“Our observation is that what has happened today is not a protest, it cannot be defended under any guide, it was a pure act of criminality as some people are hiding under the guise of nationwide protest.”

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Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

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Two PUNCH journalists, Femi Dawodu and Segun Odunayo, were on Wednesday brutalised by policemen guarding the Lagos State House of Assembly in Ikeja.

The duo had gone to cover events around the Alausa area, a major demonstration ground of the #EndSARS protesters calling for a total overhaul of the Nigeria Police Force.

According to the PUNCH, both Odunayo and Dawodu were recording a live video of activities in the area when the policemen accosted them and ordered them to stop the recording.

After showing the policemen their identity cards, indicating that they are journalists covering #EndSARS protests and monitoring compliance with the government-imposed curfew, the policemen became annoyed and pounced on them.

Odunayo said the policemen tortured them for four hours, adding that they stripped them of their clothes, laid them on the floor, beat them with a stick and guns, and took a video recording of them while torturing them at the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Odunayo said, “Femi and I were at the Secretariat in Alausa around 7 am and were doing a live video of the activities going on in the area. We were heading back to the expressway when a group of armed policemen accosted us at the Lagos State House of Assembly roundabout and immediately collected our phones. We showed them our ID cards, but they refused to let us go.

“What got the policemen annoyed was that we saw them using a stick and a rubber to beat a young man, and during the live video, they heard me saying that they were beating someone. So, after they arrested us, they tortured us and demanded that we should do another live video denying the statement, but we refused.

“Each Time we refused, they slapped us, used a stick to beat us, used the butt of their guns to hit our heads and bodies after stripping us of our clothes. All they wanted was for us to do another live broadcast to claim that we lied and we didn’t because we told the truth.”

Dawodu said it took the intervention of the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi before they were released at the Alausa Police Station, adding that before their release, the policemen took their details, including their addresses, took a video record of them and threatened to go after them if any negative report was published about what happened.

He said, “The policemen were transferring the aggression of what is happening regarding the #EndSARS protest on us. They later took us to the Divisional Police Station in Alausa, and if not for the DPO, the policemen guarding the LSHA that arrested us would have done more grievous things to us.

“The PPRO and the DPO later spoke with them, and we were released.

“But despite his intervention, we were told to write statements. They collected our details, address, took video recordings of us making false statements during the torture, and threatened to use it to blackmail and go after us if we end up doing any bad report against them.”

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15 countries eye Nigeria’s small arms production sector

IT is an unforeseen spinoff from the current spate of violence and insecurity in the country. Several groups of arms manufacturers from 15 countries are due to arrive in Nigeria soon to explore the possibility of producing arms and ammunition.
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Maj-Gen-LabaranIT is an unforeseen spinoff from the current spate of violence and insecurity in the country. Several groups of arms manufacturers from 15 countries are due to arrive in Nigeria soon to explore the possibility of producing arms and ammunition.

Director General, Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), Maj.-Gen. Sule Labaran, disclosed this at the weekend during a visit to the Abuja office of the Nigeria Investment Promotion Council (NIPC).

Accordingly, the Federal Government is restructuring the Kaduna-based DICON to make it investors-friendly and better prepared to function in line with its mandate.

DICON was primarily established to produce small Arms and Ammunition for the use of the Nigerian Army and other security agencies.

The corporation also has the mandate to use its excess capacity to produce spare parts for industrial machinery for civil use.

Accordingly, top DICON officials were at the NIPC in Abuja to gain practical knowledge for investment promotion.

Labaran, who spoke with reporters after the meeting in Abuja, stressed that the act establishing the corporation permitted it to operate as a commercial entity.

He said: “It is a pity that over the years, DICON has not been able to do that because of some factors. In the last 4-5 years, government has put a lot of money into DICON to ensure that we function. Government also charged us to look for partners who would bring in money and partner with us to produce equipment for the Armed Forces of Nigeria and for neighbouring countries.

“Interesting, we already have investors on queue who are ready to partner with DICON. In fact, the next 2-3 weeks, we are expected to get delegations from Turkey and about 15 countries that are interested in defence-related issues.”

Labaran added: “For us in DICON to be able to discuss with these people, we need to have some form of human capacity development to put us in proper position. We have operated more like a civil service organisation rather than an investment company that wants to operate and make profit and provide employment for the people. We need to open up, discuss with people who have money to invest. We need to equip our staff with all the tools necessary to attract and attend to investors.”

Assuring that the DICON management had put measures in place to ensure that military items they produce do not get into wrong hands,  Labaran  stated that due diligence would be done on all prospective producers before any pact was sealed with them.

He disclosed that the corporation had signed an agreement with a company from Israel to produce some military equipment.

Director Finance and Administration, Hassan Sadiq, NIPC, who met with the DICON team, said: “I want to assure you that the NIPC is ready to collaborate with you. Your operation is very important to this country. We are ready to render the assistance you require to be able to execute your mandate. Investors from other countries would be willing to come and invest in this very critical industry. Once such investors come in with their money, there will be an upsurge of economic activities in the military equipment industry.”

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Man United and Arsenal Go Head To Head In The Premier League on DStv

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It’s another big weekend for Manchester United as they face Arsenal in the English Premier League on Sunday November 1, 2020.

Still battling with a wobbly start to the new season, the Red Devils will be looking forward to ending their home games woes as they face the Gunners at the Old Trafford in the Super Sunday match.

United head into the match under intense pressure to regain fans’ confidence and get its Premier League campaign on track after an unimpressive home run. They have won their last 10 away games in all competitions but none of their last five at home.

It is United’s worst start to a season at Old Trafford in the last 48 years.

The once dreaded Old Trafford where opponents visit with their hearts in their mouths is fast becoming a common ground after United suffered 3-1 loss to Crystal Palace, 6-1 to Tottenham and refused to score a goal against the Blues last weekend. It is left to be seen whether Arsenal will come close to repeating the 6-1 plummeting of United by its North London rivals.

Despite losing 1-0 to Leicester City on Monday night, the Gunners boss, Mikel Arteta, will be boosted by the fact that his side has a head to head advantage over United in their last three encounters.

The head to head record appears to favour Arsenal having won two and drawn one of the duo's last three league meetings while United’s last win against Arsenal was in the FA Cup in 2019.

Arsenal presently at 10th place on nine points travel to Old Trafford on Sunday without Gabriel Martinelli, Pablo Mari, Rob Holding, Calum Chambers have all been ruled out with injury. David Luiz who picked up a muscular injury against Leicester is also unsure for the game yet.

United with seven points sits at 15th place will also be without Anthony Martial still serving his domestic suspension, while Eric Bailly, Jesse Lingard and Phil Jones are all ruled out with injury.

While we look forward to the epic battle at Old Trafford this weekend live on DStv, we cannot lose sight of matches from the 18 other Premier League clubs that will all be in action this weekend. The games will also be live on
SuperSport Premier League for all DStv customers.

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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew

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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Following the outbreak of violence in some quarters of the State, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has declared a 24-hour Curfew on the state starting on Saturday.

Governor Abdulrazaq made this known in a statewide broadcast on Friday night.

Recall that on Friday some residents of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital stormed the warehouses where the government stored COVID-19 palliatives expected to be distributed to citizens.

Also Read: BREAKING: Lagos Government Relaxes Curfew

The warehouses, located at the cargo warehouse of the International airport in Ilorin as well as the agro-mall located in the Sango area of the state were totally ransacked as residents struggled to pack as much food items as they could.

Abdulrazaq said, “Lives are being threatened. Businesses are being looted. Public properties have been targeted. This is unacceptable. It is not who we are.

“To curb these acts of criminalities, I hereby declare a 24-hour curfew in Ilorin metropolis from midnight today October 23rd, 2020. This is in line with Sections 1, 2, and 4 of the Public Order Act Chapter 382 Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004.

“People are urged to stay indoors in compliance with this curfew. This will be reviewed as we watch developments.

“Our observation is that what has happened today is not a protest, it cannot be defended under any guide, it was a pure act of criminality as some people are hiding under the guise of nationwide protest.”

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Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

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Two PUNCH journalists, Femi Dawodu and Segun Odunayo, were on Wednesday brutalised by policemen guarding the Lagos State House of Assembly in Ikeja.

The duo had gone to cover events around the Alausa area, a major demonstration ground of the #EndSARS protesters calling for a total overhaul of the Nigeria Police Force.

According to the PUNCH, both Odunayo and Dawodu were recording a live video of activities in the area when the policemen accosted them and ordered them to stop the recording.

After showing the policemen their identity cards, indicating that they are journalists covering #EndSARS protests and monitoring compliance with the government-imposed curfew, the policemen became annoyed and pounced on them.

Odunayo said the policemen tortured them for four hours, adding that they stripped them of their clothes, laid them on the floor, beat them with a stick and guns, and took a video recording of them while torturing them at the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Odunayo said, “Femi and I were at the Secretariat in Alausa around 7 am and were doing a live video of the activities going on in the area. We were heading back to the expressway when a group of armed policemen accosted us at the Lagos State House of Assembly roundabout and immediately collected our phones. We showed them our ID cards, but they refused to let us go.

“What got the policemen annoyed was that we saw them using a stick and a rubber to beat a young man, and during the live video, they heard me saying that they were beating someone. So, after they arrested us, they tortured us and demanded that we should do another live video denying the statement, but we refused.

“Each Time we refused, they slapped us, used a stick to beat us, used the butt of their guns to hit our heads and bodies after stripping us of our clothes. All they wanted was for us to do another live broadcast to claim that we lied and we didn’t because we told the truth.”

Dawodu said it took the intervention of the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi before they were released at the Alausa Police Station, adding that before their release, the policemen took their details, including their addresses, took a video record of them and threatened to go after them if any negative report was published about what happened.

He said, “The policemen were transferring the aggression of what is happening regarding the #EndSARS protest on us. They later took us to the Divisional Police Station in Alausa, and if not for the DPO, the policemen guarding the LSHA that arrested us would have done more grievous things to us.

“The PPRO and the DPO later spoke with them, and we were released.

“But despite his intervention, we were told to write statements. They collected our details, address, took video recordings of us making false statements during the torture, and threatened to use it to blackmail and go after us if we end up doing any bad report against them.”

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15 countries eye Nigeria’s small arms production sector

IT is an unforeseen spinoff from the current spate of violence and insecurity in the country. Several groups of arms manufacturers from 15 countries are due to arrive in Nigeria soon to explore the possibility of producing arms and ammunition.
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Maj-Gen-LabaranIT is an unforeseen spinoff from the current spate of violence and insecurity in the country. Several groups of arms manufacturers from 15 countries are due to arrive in Nigeria soon to explore the possibility of producing arms and ammunition.

Director General, Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), Maj.-Gen. Sule Labaran, disclosed this at the weekend during a visit to the Abuja office of the Nigeria Investment Promotion Council (NIPC).

Accordingly, the Federal Government is restructuring the Kaduna-based DICON to make it investors-friendly and better prepared to function in line with its mandate.

DICON was primarily established to produce small Arms and Ammunition for the use of the Nigerian Army and other security agencies.

The corporation also has the mandate to use its excess capacity to produce spare parts for industrial machinery for civil use.

Accordingly, top DICON officials were at the NIPC in Abuja to gain practical knowledge for investment promotion.

Labaran, who spoke with reporters after the meeting in Abuja, stressed that the act establishing the corporation permitted it to operate as a commercial entity.

He said: “It is a pity that over the years, DICON has not been able to do that because of some factors. In the last 4-5 years, government has put a lot of money into DICON to ensure that we function. Government also charged us to look for partners who would bring in money and partner with us to produce equipment for the Armed Forces of Nigeria and for neighbouring countries.

“Interesting, we already have investors on queue who are ready to partner with DICON. In fact, the next 2-3 weeks, we are expected to get delegations from Turkey and about 15 countries that are interested in defence-related issues.”

Labaran added: “For us in DICON to be able to discuss with these people, we need to have some form of human capacity development to put us in proper position. We have operated more like a civil service organisation rather than an investment company that wants to operate and make profit and provide employment for the people. We need to open up, discuss with people who have money to invest. We need to equip our staff with all the tools necessary to attract and attend to investors.”

Assuring that the DICON management had put measures in place to ensure that military items they produce do not get into wrong hands,  Labaran  stated that due diligence would be done on all prospective producers before any pact was sealed with them.

He disclosed that the corporation had signed an agreement with a company from Israel to produce some military equipment.

Director Finance and Administration, Hassan Sadiq, NIPC, who met with the DICON team, said: “I want to assure you that the NIPC is ready to collaborate with you. Your operation is very important to this country. We are ready to render the assistance you require to be able to execute your mandate. Investors from other countries would be willing to come and invest in this very critical industry. Once such investors come in with their money, there will be an upsurge of economic activities in the military equipment industry.”

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Man United and Arsenal Go Head To Head In The Premier League on DStv

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It’s another big weekend for Manchester United as they face Arsenal in the English Premier League on Sunday November 1, 2020.

Still battling with a wobbly start to the new season, the Red Devils will be looking forward to ending their home games woes as they face the Gunners at the Old Trafford in the Super Sunday match.

United head into the match under intense pressure to regain fans’ confidence and get its Premier League campaign on track after an unimpressive home run. They have won their last 10 away games in all competitions but none of their last five at home.

It is United’s worst start to a season at Old Trafford in the last 48 years.

The once dreaded Old Trafford where opponents visit with their hearts in their mouths is fast becoming a common ground after United suffered 3-1 loss to Crystal Palace, 6-1 to Tottenham and refused to score a goal against the Blues last weekend. It is left to be seen whether Arsenal will come close to repeating the 6-1 plummeting of United by its North London rivals.

Despite losing 1-0 to Leicester City on Monday night, the Gunners boss, Mikel Arteta, will be boosted by the fact that his side has a head to head advantage over United in their last three encounters.

The head to head record appears to favour Arsenal having won two and drawn one of the duo's last three league meetings while United’s last win against Arsenal was in the FA Cup in 2019.

Arsenal presently at 10th place on nine points travel to Old Trafford on Sunday without Gabriel Martinelli, Pablo Mari, Rob Holding, Calum Chambers have all been ruled out with injury. David Luiz who picked up a muscular injury against Leicester is also unsure for the game yet.

United with seven points sits at 15th place will also be without Anthony Martial still serving his domestic suspension, while Eric Bailly, Jesse Lingard and Phil Jones are all ruled out with injury.

While we look forward to the epic battle at Old Trafford this weekend live on DStv, we cannot lose sight of matches from the 18 other Premier League clubs that will all be in action this weekend. The games will also be live on
SuperSport Premier League for all DStv customers.

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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew

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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Following the outbreak of violence in some quarters of the State, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has declared a 24-hour Curfew on the state starting on Saturday.

Governor Abdulrazaq made this known in a statewide broadcast on Friday night.

Recall that on Friday some residents of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital stormed the warehouses where the government stored COVID-19 palliatives expected to be distributed to citizens.

Also Read: BREAKING: Lagos Government Relaxes Curfew

The warehouses, located at the cargo warehouse of the International airport in Ilorin as well as the agro-mall located in the Sango area of the state were totally ransacked as residents struggled to pack as much food items as they could.

Abdulrazaq said, “Lives are being threatened. Businesses are being looted. Public properties have been targeted. This is unacceptable. It is not who we are.

“To curb these acts of criminalities, I hereby declare a 24-hour curfew in Ilorin metropolis from midnight today October 23rd, 2020. This is in line with Sections 1, 2, and 4 of the Public Order Act Chapter 382 Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004.

“People are urged to stay indoors in compliance with this curfew. This will be reviewed as we watch developments.

“Our observation is that what has happened today is not a protest, it cannot be defended under any guide, it was a pure act of criminality as some people are hiding under the guise of nationwide protest.”

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Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

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Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

Two PUNCH journalists, Femi Dawodu and Segun Odunayo, were on Wednesday brutalised by policemen guarding the Lagos State House of Assembly in Ikeja.

The duo had gone to cover events around the Alausa area, a major demonstration ground of the #EndSARS protesters calling for a total overhaul of the Nigeria Police Force.

According to the PUNCH, both Odunayo and Dawodu were recording a live video of activities in the area when the policemen accosted them and ordered them to stop the recording.

After showing the policemen their identity cards, indicating that they are journalists covering #EndSARS protests and monitoring compliance with the government-imposed curfew, the policemen became annoyed and pounced on them.

Odunayo said the policemen tortured them for four hours, adding that they stripped them of their clothes, laid them on the floor, beat them with a stick and guns, and took a video recording of them while torturing them at the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Odunayo said, “Femi and I were at the Secretariat in Alausa around 7 am and were doing a live video of the activities going on in the area. We were heading back to the expressway when a group of armed policemen accosted us at the Lagos State House of Assembly roundabout and immediately collected our phones. We showed them our ID cards, but they refused to let us go.

“What got the policemen annoyed was that we saw them using a stick and a rubber to beat a young man, and during the live video, they heard me saying that they were beating someone. So, after they arrested us, they tortured us and demanded that we should do another live video denying the statement, but we refused.

“Each Time we refused, they slapped us, used a stick to beat us, used the butt of their guns to hit our heads and bodies after stripping us of our clothes. All they wanted was for us to do another live broadcast to claim that we lied and we didn’t because we told the truth.”

Dawodu said it took the intervention of the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi before they were released at the Alausa Police Station, adding that before their release, the policemen took their details, including their addresses, took a video record of them and threatened to go after them if any negative report was published about what happened.

He said, “The policemen were transferring the aggression of what is happening regarding the #EndSARS protest on us. They later took us to the Divisional Police Station in Alausa, and if not for the DPO, the policemen guarding the LSHA that arrested us would have done more grievous things to us.

“The PPRO and the DPO later spoke with them, and we were released.

“But despite his intervention, we were told to write statements. They collected our details, address, took video recordings of us making false statements during the torture, and threatened to use it to blackmail and go after us if we end up doing any bad report against them.”

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