Justice For Daniel: Journalists Call Out DSS Over Assault On Colleague

Journalists in Oyo State have called out the Directorate of State Service (DSS) and other security agencies in the country over repeated assault and brutality meted to colleagues in the course of duty.
The outcry follows the brutal assault of Mr. Tony Babatunde Daniel, a freelance journalist and former staff of 32FM who was brutally assaulted by DSS officers on Friday in Ibadan.
Oyo Echo confirmed that the incident occured at the NNPC filling station near the State NUJ Press Centre at Iyaganku GRA.
According to Daniel, his harrowing ordeal unfolded around 9:30 am on Friday when he was reportedly beaten by DSS officers, leaving him brutally injured before he was rushed to the hospital for urgent medical attention.
Daniel said that a routine fuel purchase turned into a nightmare of brutality and intimidation at the hands of the DSS officers which left him battered and resulted in damages to his car.
Eyewitness account corroborated Daniel’s harrowing account, expressing shock and disbelief at the brutalisation meted out by the officers entrusted with maintaining law and order.
He was later rushed to a nearby hospital by his colleagues at the NUJ Secretariat.
Journalists in the state have therefore urged the DSS headquarters to swiftly investigate the incident, identify the perpetrators, and ensure that they face the full force of the law for their reprehensible actions.
This is coming just 24 hours after the FirstNews editor, Mr Segun Olatunji was released from the custody of the Defence Intelligence Agency(DIA), another security agency in the country.
Recently, a DSS lady attached to the Oyo State Judiciary ( Protocol ) also allegedly brutalized a man at Basorun .
Witnesses say that she threatened to shoot the man but angry mob said she won’t leave the scene alive.

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