December 10, 2023

The police have denied earlier reports that a journalist of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and his cameraman were arrested during the #OccupyJulorbiHouse demonstration.

In a statement issued by the police, they refuted claims of the journalist’s arrest and clarified the situation.

The police stated that the report of the journalist’s arrest was false and should be disregarded.

“The attention of the Police has been drawn to an erroneous report by a section of the media that a BBC reporter and his cameraman have been arrested”

“The police will like to put on record that the report is false and should be disregarded.”

The Police further explained that, after the swoop of protestors the identified journalists were set free after screening.

“The facts are that in dispersing the illegal demonstrators, a group of them were picked up and sent to the police station. During their screening process, two persons identified themselves as journalists and were immediately allowed to go”


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