Bose Onifade, mother of the Gboah TV reporter Pelumi Onifade who was allegedly killed by the police in Agege/Gegetu area of Agege LGA of Lagos has demanded for justice.
The 20-year-old reporter died while covering a story about a warehouse where COVID-19 palliatives were stored in the area.
It was gathered that Mr Onifade was interviewing a resident when policemen, some of whom are attached to the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Enforcement Agency (task force), invaded the area based on information that hoodlums were about to break into the warehouse to loot the palliatives and thereafter burn down the Abattoir Police Division.
His mother told PUNCH on Wednesday that the police shot him despite wearing a press uniform.
“A policeman attached to the task force has confessed to shooting him dead and I want justice. The police told us on Friday and it was the following day that they found his corpse at the Ikorodu General Hospital morgue , where he was tagged unknown,” she said.
It was gathered that a four-day search across police stations and prisons in the state for the reporter was conducted from October 24 to 27.
Onifade’s corpse was eventually found at Ikorodu mortuary on October 29.
Lagos police spokesman Muyiwa Adejobi had not responded to media enquiries at press time.
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