I’m Currently In Hiding, Police Are Chasing After Me – Nigerian Female Journalist 

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A Katsina-based female Journalist, Ruqayya Aliyu Jibia, has cried out to Nigerians to save-her-soul, following an encounter with Police in the State.

Ms Aliyu, who is said to be a reporter with Tambarin Hausa TV, raised the alarm via her TikTok, insisting her life is in danger.

She, in a two minutes and 50 seconds video, shared from her place of hiding, narrated her ordeal in the hands of Police in Katsina State.

She said her sudden chase by the Police was as a result of her earlier post concerning four young ladies paraded by the State Police Command, as commercial s3x workers.

Her words; “Few days back, the Nigerian Police, Katsina State Command, paraded four suspects, young ladies between the ages of 19 to 23, claiming they were into prostitution.

“Upon seeing that video, I recorded a TikTok video at my personal page, where I quoted a section in the Nigerian Constitution, which I suggested to the Police that they should have taken the girls to the Court until they are proven guilty before parading them to the press.

“The next day, I received a call from the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Gambo Isah, inviting me to the Emir’s palace that the Emir wanted to see me.

“I was on my way to the Emir’s palace when Gambo Isah and his boys came with four cars, blocked my way, they dragged me out of my car, and they broke my phone and I sustained injury as you can see (showing her swollen finger) and they dragged me to the Emir’s palace.

“Upon reaching the Emir’s palace, Gambo Isah narrated to the Emir that I was responsible for looking down on the Police and undermining their authority. I am also responsible for sabotaging their work, and the Emir asked Gambo Isah, or assigned them to remand me,” she narrated.

She noted that when she was taken to Court, the Judge was not on seat and as such she was taken to the Police Area Command, where she spent about five hours before her lawyer was able to secure her bail.

She said the following day she went back to the Area Command, where she wrote a statement and was asked to return back the following day, hoping she would be taken to Court, but the Area Commander told her that she would be taken to the Command Headquarters.

Ms Aliyu stressed that because her lawyer was not present on that day, she was scared to follow them to the Command Headquarters, considering what happened earlier between her and the PPRO.

She added that she therefore ran away and went into hiding.

“I am currently into hiding now, because my life is in danger. The police are chasing after me. I hope I will be granted justice,” she said.

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