Young Journalist, Pelumi Killed By Police After He Filmed Politician Shooting #EndSars Protesters

November 3, 2020
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A 20-year-old journalist, Onifade Pelumi, has been killed after he was arrested by the police for filming a video showing a popular Lagos-based politician, Abiodun Bolarinwa, shooting #EndSARS protesters at Abule Egba.

Young Journalist, Pelumi Killed By Police After He Filmed Politician Shooting #EndSars Protesters 1

Pelumi, who was working with Gboa TV, was arrested by Lagos State Task Force allegedly led by Egbeyemi Yinka and Taiwo Akerele at Abattoir, Oko Oba area of Agege, on October 24, 2020. while on official duty and whisked away.

According to SaharaReporters, a family member of the deceased said they searched for him to no avail until a senior police officer broke the news of his death to them.

“Pelumi went to record the incident of looting at the abattoir as a staff of Gboa TV on Saturday 24/10/2020 only to be arrested by men of the Lagos Task Force and after searching for him aggressively for seven days, we were told that he had been shot dead and his body deposited at the morgue.

“We are begging them now to release his corpse and explain to us how he died. Why was he arrested at Agege, only for us to be told that his corpse is at Ikorodu General Hospital morgue. They just wasted the boy for no reason.”

KanyiDaily had also reported how a father cried for help after police killed his 27-yr-old son, Augustine Ugwu, who is 500 level Law student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

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