Abacha’s CSO Saved Me From Being R*ped As An Investigative Journalist – Abike Dabiri-Erewa Reveals

December 12, 2021
5 Views

 

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has revealed that she was almost raped as an investigative journalist.

Abike said this after receiving an award at the maiden edition of the National Freedom of Information (FOI) Awards organised by the International Press Centre (IPC) and Media Rights Agenda (MRA), in Abuja.

According to her, the timely intervention of Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, the former chief security officer to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, saved her from being raped after she was arrested and locked up in a military facility in Apapa area of Lagos State.

She said this while sharing her experience as an investigative journalism.

Dabiri said, “Dare to venture, dare to succeed. As a journalist I was arrested at a point while doing investigative journalism.

“I was locked up in Apapa in one of the military facilities there. What saved me from being r*ped was Major Al-Mustapha who happened to come in at that point. So, you cannot afford to be afraid.”

Dabiri worked for the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) for 15 years, anchoring the weekly NTA News line programme before she became a lawmaker representing Ikorodu constituency.

You may be interested

Ebonyi brings 15-count charge against PDP spokesman
News
7 views
News
7 views

Ebonyi brings 15-count charge against PDP spokesman

Webby - January 27, 2022

Ebonyi State Government has brought a 15-count charge against the Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nwoba Chika…

AFCON 2021: Equatorial Guinea Stun Mali On Penalties, Zoom Into Quarter-Finals
Sports
3 views
Sports
3 views

AFCON 2021: Equatorial Guinea Stun Mali On Penalties, Zoom Into Quarter-Finals

Webby - January 26, 2022

Equatorial Guinea’s fairytale run at the Africa Cup of Nations continued as they sealed a dramatic 6-5 penalty shootout victory…

See complete results of Ekiti PDP governorship primary election
News
5 views
News
5 views

See complete results of Ekiti PDP governorship primary election

Webby - January 26, 2022

Spread the loveBisi Kolawole (Bisikay) has won the PDP Governorship primary election, beating Segun Oni to the second place. Kolawole,…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.