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A journalist with the Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ), identified as Adeola Oladipupo has been arrested by the Police in Lagos.
According you reports filed by the news platform, Oladipupo was covering the June 12 protest around the Total Filling Station at Ojota, Ikorodu Road, when he was arrested and hurled into the police van.
Meanwhile, the Police tear-gassed and shot in the direction of protesters, dispersing all of them and making random arrests.
A policeman was seen shouting “you are criminals” and pointing his gun towards the protesters in a livestreamed video posted the Facebook page of Premium Times.
In response to the action of the police, the protesters chorused, “We are not criminals; we are only fighting for our rights, we are only demanding a better Nigeria.”
“We are organised. We have banners. We are not here for war,” some of the protesters added.