Journalist Petitions Police over Threats to his Life

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Mr. Jamiu Folarin, a journalist with Rockcity 101.9 FM

Mr. Jamiu Folarin, a journalist with Rockcity 101.9 FM, on March 22, 2024, petitioned the Ogun State Police Command over alleged threats to his life by land grabbers in Ogun State, South-west Nigeria following programmes he hosted on his radio station in September and November 2023, on the menace of land grabbing and inflated contracts in the state. 

Mr. Folarin said: “The threats to my life started months after I hosted a radio programme on Rockcity 101.9 FM on the criminal activities of land grabbers in Ogun State.”

He said in November 2023, he also investigated inflated multi-million naira projects executed by different contractors in the state which was also broadcast.

Folarin believes that there is a connection between his previous media engagements, the threats to his life, and a perceived attempt to stop him from further investigating the activities of land grabbers and government projects.

Folarin addressed his petition to CSP Mustapha Opawuyi, the divisional police officer (DPO) at Sabo/Ilupeju Police Station in Abeokuta. The journalist and some of the alleged land grabbers were subsequently invited to the station on Saturday.

The journalist said “Even in front of the police officers, one Lukman Kudaisi threatened me. He said he would deal with me. He said I was so lousy and that I had the audacity to be talking about land grabbers.”