It has been reported that a policeman, whose name tag simply read ‘Benedict’, threatened to shoot a SaharaReporters correspondent on Wednesday in Lagos.
According to SaharaReporters, while the jounalist was recording the protest by the Aviation unions over the sack of 62 workers by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited, the policeman challenged the reporter on the claim that he was filming his boss, which, by the way, wasn’t true.
The policeman, an aide hanging around waiting for his boss who was nowhere in sight, had demanded to see what the reporter was recording, and attempted to seize his camera. Minutes later, the policeman slapped the SaharaReporters’ correspondent, and proceeded to cock his gun, in readiness to shoot him for carrying out his duty.
It took the intervention of members of the aviation unions, who held back the policeman, before he eventually stormed out of the area.