Nigeria: Journalist Escapes Death Over Alleged Manhood Theft

Saminu Ibrahim, a National life newspaper correspondent for Zamfara State, has escaped lynching at the premise of Skye Bank Gusau, following alleged missing of Manhood of a staff of the bank Mr, Idowu Olatunji.

Mr. Idowu Olatunji, a staff of the bank, accused Ibrahim (journalist) of allegedly causing the missing of his private part when he (journalist) went to withdraw his August salary from the bank.

But for the intervention of the policeman attached to the bank who quickly took both the accused and the complainant to the nearest police station for safety, the correspondent would have been lynched.

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Zamfara state council, has called on the police in the state to investigate the matter and appealed to the people to keep calm and allow the police do their work.

Comrade Mainasara Ruwan Dorawa, the NUJ Chairman in the state, recalled that this was the second time a journalist would be accused of manhood theft. But after investigations, it turned out not to be true.

He said “Recently another journalist representing Kano-based Triumph newspaper had a similar false accusation of snatching manhood”.

Ruwan Doruwa regretted that even when the allegation was discovered not to be true, the accuser was left unpunished by the police. He lamented the poor image of journalists in the state.

He further appealed to the police to wake up to their challenge by probing the recent allegation, saying the finding will go a long way to show that journalists have nothing to do with such devious act.

Ruwan Doruwa added that NUJ would not fold its arms and watch devils under whatever color to deter journalists from carrying out their lawful assignment, saying that the union will continue to defend law-abiding members.

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