A female journalist, Rukayya Aliyu Jibia, has accused men of the Katsina State Police Command of assaulting her over a TikTok video she made, calling on the police to stop parading suspects before the media until they are proven guilty by the court of law.
In the video, Rukayya, a correspondent at Tambarin Hausa TV, had called out the spokesperson of the State Police Command, CSP Gambo Isah, over what she described as an unfair media parade of three young women, accused of being sex workers.
In a video posted on Twitter, Rukayya alleged that the police blocked her while she was driving, confiscated her phones and forcefully took her away in their vehicle.
The journalist said she is currently in hiding because her life is in danger.
“Few days back, the Katsina State Police Command paraded four young ladies, between the ages 19-23, claiming they were into prostitution,” she explained in the video.“Upon seeing that video, I recorded a video on my personal TikTok page, where I quoted a section in the Nigerian constitution, which I suggested to the police that they should have taken the girls to court until they are proven guilty before parading them before parading them before the press,”The next day, I received a call from the PPRO, inviting me to the Emir’s palace, saying that the Emir wants to see me,”“I was on my way to the Emir’s palace when Gambo Isah and his boys came with four cars and blocked my way. They dragged me out of my car and they broke my phone. I sustained injury,”“They dragged me to the Emir’s palace. Gambo Isah told the Emir that I am responsible for looking down on the police and undermining their authority, sabotaging their work.”
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