IPC condemns murder of NTA Staff, calls for thorough investigation

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The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos chapter, has condemned the gruesome murder of Chukwu Odiahu, an engineer who worked for the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Okene, Kogi State.

It was gathered that Odiahu, a worker in the engineering department at NTA booster station, Okene was stoned to death by yet-to-be identified assailants on his way home from work on Tuesday evening.

The circumstances surrounding his murder is still unclear as the police have launched an investigation into the matter. The staff members on duty at the time of the murder have also been arrested and currently being questioned at the Divisional Office of the Nigeria Police Force in Okene.

In a statement by the Executive Director, Mr. Lanre Arogundade, IPC said: “The increased and continued attacks against journalists and media workers is of worrisome concern”.

“Media workers and their rights must be respected and protected, crimes and attacks against journalists should not be condoned, the perpetrators of these horrifying brutalities must be prosecuted and face the consequences for their actions.”

Mr. Arogundade stated that the IPC calls on respective authorities to ensure an immediate and thorough investigation to avoid the violation of the human and professional rights of those who may have been wrongfully arrested.