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Oyo NUJ Condemns Attack On Female Colleague By Park Managers, Begs Makinde Rein In PMS Officials
The Oyo State Chapter of Nigeria Union of Journalists, has condemned an alleged brutality meted on a female journalists and her Children on Sunday by an unamed official of Part Management System.
Olayiwola, an NUJ member and staff of Jamz FM, a Chapel that was inaugurated as a member of Oyo NUJ State Council last week in Ibadan was reportedly slapped by an official of the PMS, who also manhandled her kids, filtering away their luggage from a tricycle conveying them home.
The NUJ in a statement by the Chairman, Ademola Babalola and Secretary, Sola Oladapo tasked the State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde and the law enforcement agents to rein in, on the said official and ensure justice for Mrs. Olayiwola and her kids.
She Recounts her ordeals “We were supposed to be taken home by my husband but unfortunately he recieved an urgent call to be somewhere else, hence the need for me and my kids to make use of public transport. We decided to take a tricycle, we boarded Animashaun’s tricycle and after some minutes, he told us to exit his tricycle that he was going to take some passengers on charter.
“That was when I told him that his action was not fair, that he did not tell us he was not going to take us to our destination. In the twinkle of an eye, he had already flinged my children’s bags away and started dragging them out of his tricycle.
“This action of his I protested and the next was that he gave me a very hot slap.
“Of course, because of the fact that he is a man, I could not retaliate, my children were crying and I was left helpless and stranded for quite some time,” she lamented.
The NUJ said the vicious attack on one of its members was not only barbaric, but also regrettable that “the outlawed NURTW members clothed in PMS uniform, had yet to learn their lessons like a leopard which hardly changes its spots.”The Union insisted that the matter would not be allowed to be swept under the carpet until justice prevails