IPC Condemns Invasion of The Sun Newspaper


The International Press Centre Lagos-Nigeria has expressed concern about the invasion of the Lagos premises of The Sun Newspaper by representatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) on Monday, 12th of June.

IPC described the act, done without any legal backing or justification, as a violation of the individual rights of the journalists and media workers besides constituting an assault on press freedom.

Director of IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade in a statement said the act was uncalled for.

According to him, it was a twist of irony that the invasion occurred on June 12, a day traditionally associated with the vanguard role that the media played in the struggle for democracy in Nigeria.

Mr. Arogundade said the EFCC owed the Nation as a whole and the media and freedom of expression community in particular, an explanation for the unwelcome raid.