IPC condemns killing of NTA Staff; seeks prosecution of perpetrators

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By Joy Odor

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria has condemned in strong terms the reported gruesome killing of Chukwu Odiahu, a member of staff of Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), in Okene, Kogi State.

In a statement by the Executive Director of IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade and made available to newsmen by his Communications Officer, Olutoyin Ayoad noted that the increased and continued attacks against journalists and media workers is of worrisome concern.

According to him, media workers and their rights must be respected and protected, crimes and attacks against journalists should not be condoned, the perpetrators of these horrifying brutalities must be prosecuted and face the consequences for their actions.

Mr. Arogundade therefore called on respective authorities to ensure an immediate and thorough investigation to avoid the violation of the human and professional rights of those who may have been wrongfully arrested.

It would be recalled that PM News post revealed that the late Odiahu who works at the engineering department of the NTA booster station in Okene, was allegedly stoned to death by some yet-to-be identified persons after he closed from work on Tuesday evening.

The cause of the alleged attack is unknown and as at the time of the report, some staff of NTA on duty have been repirtedly arrested and are currently under interrogation at the Divisional Office of the Nigeria Police Force in Okene.

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