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NUJ To Sue Customs Over Assault On Colleagues

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The Nigeria Union of Journalists Lagos State chapter, on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, said they would sue the Nigeria Customs Service to court for alleged assault on one of its members, who was carrying out his constitutional duties of news reporting.

Olomofe, an Executive Director and Chairman, Editorial Board of Badagry Prime, a news magazine, was on Thursday, June 25, 2015 beaten to a state of coma by smugglers, within the premises of the Seme-Border Command of the Nigeria Customs Service.

In a statement signed by the Chairman, Lagos state chapter of the NUJ, Deji Elumoye, the union said the chapter has briefed its lawyers on the sad occurrence and would definitely file a suits against the Nigeria Customs.

According to reports, the union have instructed their lawyers to file charges, which includes but not limited to attempted-murder, accessory, aiding and abetting, manslaughter, harassment and assault, among others, against the Service and some of its officers.

They urged other colleagues not to be deterred by the sad event noting the the casw would be pursued to a logical conclusion.

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