Cloudy Weather Report Ramallah, Palestine +4°C, Cloudy

Nigerian journalist accuses crime reporters of aiding police brutality of suspects

Frontline Nigerian journalist and Editor-in-Chief of, Bayo Olupohunda, has accused crime reporters of aiding brutality of crime suspects by the Nigerian police.

Olupohunda stated this in a tweet via his Twitter handle, @BayoOlupohunda, on Friday, May 18.

READ ALSO: Saraki vs IGP: Return suspects to Kwara - Judiciary to Police

The prominent journalist stated that crime reporters aid brutality of suspects with the kind of implicating and prejudicial questions they ask the crime suspects.

He also condmned the practice of parading suspects at police command and pronouncing then guilty as unconstitutional.

He said: "The practice of parading suspects at police command and pronouncing then guilty is totally unconstitutional. Suspects should be paraded only for the purpose of identification. Crime reporters encourage this practice by asking questions that suggest they are guilty of the crime"

He charged Nigeria's crime reporters to always investigate beyond the claims made by police.

He tweeted: "The job of the crime reporter is to look beyond claim by police who often arrest Nigerians indiscriminately. So many innocent Nigerians languish in jail or have died. Crime reporters have become part of the problem by deepening the concept guilty as charged without evidence."

Olupohunda urged the Nigerian Crime Reporters Association to call on their members to report crimes with global best practices.

"The Nigerian Crime Reporters Association must call on their members to adhere to journalism best practices. The life of Nigerians is far more sacred than pecuniary gains the police dish out to crime reporters to encourage brutality on Nigerians," he tweeted.

Read the complete tweets below:


No tags for this article
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of accepts no responsibility legal or otherwise for their accuracy of content. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.

Related Articles

2207bytbally: Take a look at our favourite fashionistas' favourite designer

2207bytbally Take a look at our favourite fashionistas' favourite designer 2207bytabally has taken over as the designer du jour of some of our favourite celebrities and we

Insecurity: Osinbajo canvasses for reforms in Nigeria's border policies

- Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has called for Nigeria's border policies to be re-engineered- Osinbajo made the call at the National Boundary Commission (NBC)

Just in: Catholic men, women stage walk in Lagos over killings of Christians in the country (photos)

Barely 24 hours after two priests and some members of the Roman Catholic Church killed in Benue by suspected herdsmen were buried amid tears from

Most Watched Videos

View all posts

[Music] Basseline Ft. Uriel Oputa – Buy Luv (Prod. KayzBeat)

by Mcadioh 1 hour ago0 Yes my people this is a big one, your boy Basseline collaborates with our ex big brother house mate Uriel Oputa

[Music] Mano – Take It Off ( YungTrill)

by Mcadioh 1 hour ago0 Young Talented upcoming act, Frank also know as Mano drops a groovy dance masterpiece titled “Take It Off“. “Take it off”

Amazing! This Pastor Claims to Heal by Kissing His Flocks - Video

Wonders shall never end.  This is a new one.... Ghanaian pastor based in South Africa claims to heal folks through kisses.  Yes, full blown tongue in

The Marriage Test Bucket - (Video)

Watch this hilarious spoof:  The Marriage Scanning Bucket.  Please leave a review below.

[Music] Maire – Kau Kau

by OG DEJI 1 hour ago0 Maire returns with one of her best projects to date. She drops a new single titled ‘Kau Kau’. Produced by

Most Read News

View all posts

I didn't beg to be VP, I can leave at short notice, says Osinbajo - Newspaper review

The main headlines of the mainstream Nigerian newspapers for Thursday, May 17, are focused on the rancour between the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim

Women condemn domestic violence as Budding Lily is presented

Yinka Badejo Experts gave different perspectives of domestic violence recently when Budding Lily, a novel by Atinuke Adepoju, was presented in Lagos. At the event held at

FLASH | Over 120 People Kidnapped Along Birnin Gwari- Kaduna Road

Over 120 people have been kidnapped in a space of 5 days along the Birnin Gwari- Kaduna road. This was revealed by Surajo Usman, a member

Chelsea superstar final reveals where his future lies after helping the Blues win FA Cup title

- Belgium international Thibaut Courtois is uncertain where he will be playing next summer- The shot-stopper has just one more season on his current contract

$6.5m ship purchase scandal: Court throws out Labinjo’s suit against Ships & Ports

Onozure Dania Lagos—A Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja has dismissed a N100 million libel suit filed against  a maritime communication and consulting firm, Ships