IPC condemns arrest, demands release of Photojournalist

Press Release

Jan. 12, 2018

IPC condemns arrest, demands release of Photojournalist

The International Press Center, Lagos demands the immediate release of
Yinka Badmus, a photojournalist with Talk Village International in

In a report by Vanguard Newspaper dated January 19th, 2019, Badmus, 24 was arrested on New Year’s eve by policemen attached to the Lagos State Anti-Cultism unit for wearing dreadlocks, which the officers allegedly said made him looked like a cultist while eating noodles at Pedro Bus stop, Gbagada, Lagos.

In a statement, Lanre Arogundade, Director, IPC said it was
unconstitutional for him to have been detained for many days before he was eventually arraigned and remanded on the orders of an Ogudu Magistrate  Court, Lagos.

Mr. Arogundade therefore pleaded with the Lagos State Commissioner of Police to step into the matter so that the photo journalist could regain his freedom.

The IPC Director also enjoined journalists to be mindful of their safety and ensure they have
a means of identification on them at all times.

Yinka Badmus, is currently being held at Ikoyi Prisons.

Stella Nwofia
Program Manager, IPC

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