By Emmanuel Udom
Bola Balogun, an editor with Channels Television was almost attack by suspected thugs, while on official assignment at Odo Aladura Mechanic Village along the Powerline Corridor/Canal set-back at N0.1, Jimade Close, Odo-Aladura, off Ladipo Road, Mushin, Lagos State.
www.csomedia.com.ng gathered that the incident occurred Friday, July 17, this year, when Bola left Ikeja with her crew, after a press conference organized by the state chapter of The Nigerian Automobile Technicians Association (NATA), an affiliate of the Federation of Informal Workers’ Organizations of Nigeria (FIWON)
Kindly click this link to read the full report of the press statement read by: Asiwaju J.O. Fayeun, Chairman, Nigeria Automobile Technicians’ Association (NATA), coordinated by Comrade Gbenga Komolafe, National Secretary, The Federation of Informal Workers’ Organizations of Nigeria (FIWON):
However, the Channels TV Editor said after the conference, where the COVID-19 rules were strictly enforced ended; “I dashed to the mechanic village only to be confronted by fully armed thugs, who threatened to deal ruthlessly with us”.
But, Bola, a versatile crime reporter, Komolafe and Fayeun, notified the police on the of the crew mission to Mushin and police sources in the area said they were placed under close surveillance and monitoring while moving from Ikeja to Mushin.
All the suspects were rounded up by the police when they stormed the Mushin mechanic village on the mission of stopping the Channels Tv crew on their track, Bala Elkanah, police police relations officer said.
But, Comrade Gbenga Komolafe, the FIWON leader in a press statement yesterday, attached five pictures of the rubbles of the demolished mechanic village, where the duo of Mr. Onyeke and Abass Adenekan, suspected heads of the thugs employed by the land grabber invaded the mechanic village in October 2019.
According to him, “soldiers from the neighbouring Armed Forces Rehabilitation Center in Oshiodi, Lagos, arrested him and members of his gang in pictures, with bowl of charms found on the thugs”.