TV Reporter Arrested, Found Dead in Mortuary

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Pelumi Onifade, Reporter, Gboah TV,
Pelumi Onifade, Reporter, Gboah TV,

Mr Pelumi Onifade, a 20-year old intern with Gboah TV, an online television channel who was arrested on October 24, 2020by officers attached to the Lagos State task force while covering the #EndSARS protests, was later found dead at a mortuary in Ikorodu Lagos, where his body was deposited.

Pelumi was covering the scene of a mob raid on a government facility in the Oko Oba area of Agege Local Government Area for Gboah TV when operatives of the task force stormed the scene and engaged hoodlums who attempted to loot palliatives at the Ministry of Agriculture store in the Abattoir area of the state.

Despite wearing a jacket identifying him as a journalist, he was reportedly arrested and dragged away by men of the task force. A statement by Gboah TV said the family and the station searched for him for days before they discovered his corpse at the mortuary in Ikorodu.

The late Mr. Onifade was a second year student of the department of history at the Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State, was an intern with Gboah TV as a result of Nigerian universities lecturers’ industrial strike action.