Onifade Pelumi was a 20-year old intern with Gboah TV, an online television. He was also a 200-level student of the Department of History, Tai-Solarin University of Education. He was reportedly arrested by officers attached to the Lagos State Task Force while covering the #EndSARS protests, and later found dead at a mortuary in Ikorodu, where his body was deposited.
We call for an investigation to the circumstances of his death and the outcome make public.
Pelumi was said to have joined one of his colleagues to cover an attempted burglary by hoodlums at a government facility at Abattoir, Oko Oba area of Agege. But the police officers, who were drafted to the scene, engaged the hoodlums with firearms, injuring a number of them, and arresting some.
Pelumi’s colleague, said he saw him already shot, as he was dragged into the police van alongside others.