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NUJ slams N500m lawsuit on customs over journalist's assault

19 January 2016, 16:43

Lagos - The Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has filed a N500 million criminal suit against the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) over the assault on a journalist Yomi Olomofe, at Seme border post of the NCS last year, Vanguard reports.

It will be recalled that the Badagry based journalist was severely beaten by hoodlums believed to be working for the NCS at Seme border and left him in a pool of blood at a refuse dump.

Also read: Ekiti Governor denounces assault on media

The applicant is asking for N500 million as special and exemplary damages for the violation of the applicant’s rights.

Joined as respondents in the suit are the Comptroller of Customs, Mohammed Ndalati; Deputy Comptroller, Emmanuel Nkemdirim; Assistant Comptroller, Ibrahim Turaki and the Comptroller General, Ahmed Ali.

Others are the Nigerian Customs Service, Sam of Ibiye, Alhaji Momoh (aka Basket), Shehu and Elijah.

Read more at Vanguard

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