Abducted Journalist: Police Begins Investigation

Authorities of the Nigeria Police Force have commenced an investigation to unravel the whereabouts of the editor of FirstNews, Segun Olatunji, who was abducted from his Lagos home last Friday.

Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja while responding to an inquiry on what the police are doing to secure the release of the veteran journalist.

The force PRO said they will reach out to the military (army) first to ascertain if he is in their custody since there is wide speculation in the media suggesting that the army arrested him.

He assured that the Police will not relent in getting to the root of the matter and also ensure that Olatunji is freed and reunited with his family.

Reacting to the development, the Publisher of FirstNews, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said it was highly commendable, noting that at long last “we are beginning to see some action being taken to unravel the whereabouts of Segun Olatunji five days after he was forcefully taken away from his home.”

He added that “it was expected that this action should have been taken long before now, but we are glad about the decision of the police to take up the matter.

”We are all worried, and it’s disheartening that five days after this incident was reported, the authorities have taken no action until now. We have been running from pillar to post seeking help for the release of our editor.

“The family is traumatized by it all, and with the passing of each day with no sign of Segun’s whereabouts, it’s like we are all hanging by a thread. We hope the police will find and bring him back safely to his family.”