Gboah TV reporter Pelumi Onifade found dead, Nigerians react

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Pelumi Onifade

By Taiwo Okanlawon

A 20-year-old reporter, Pelumi Onifade who worked with Gboah TV has been found dead.

According to a statement on Monday by the company, Onifade died while covering the looting of COVID-19 palliatives at a storage centre in Agege area of Lagos.

He was reportedly arrested by the Lagos State Task Force at the Ministry of Agriculture, Abbattoir, Agege.

“It has been confirmed that the Gboah TV staff ‘Onifade Pelumi’, arrested by the Lagos State Task Force at the Ministry of Agriculture, Abbattoir, Agege is dead!

“The Police are currently investigating the matter and have assured the management, the family and community that the investigation will be thorough and swift.

“Onifade Pelumi died while covering the scenes at the site of the palliative storage center. He will be deeply missed!

“Further details will be released upon completion of the Investigation by Police Force,” a statement by the company posted on its website read.

It was gathered that a four-day search across police stations and prisons in the state for the reporter was conducted from October 24 to 27.

Onifade’s corpse was eventually found at Ikorodu mortuary on October 29.

However, Nigerians on social media, especially Twitter have begun calling for justice, calling on authorities to take the matter seriously.

See some reactions on social media;

Pelumi Onifade was murdered by the Lagos state task & police force ! Abiodun Bolarinwa, a Lagos politician who was caught on camera by Pelumi, shot at & killed people at Abule Egba, is still roaming free. Pelumi MUST get justice & Abiodun MUST be brought to book #JusticeforPelumi

— ebele. (@ebelee_) November 4, 2020

Rest In Power Pelumi Onifade
Your Country Has Failed You

— ✊🏽 (@DamiTheOG_) November 3, 2020

Eeei…this boy was picked up at Ministry of agriculture Oko oba,Iju…how did he get to ikorodu. Nigeria!!!

— 🌼ĀbosĒdē🌼 (@ms_abosede) November 3, 2020

R.I.P Pelumi Onifade, this country has failed you. 💔

— Tomiwa Talabi (@itsTomiwa) November 3, 2020

A guy shoots at protesters cos they refused to allow him address them.
Another guy records him.
The shooter is still walking free while the guy who recorded the crime got arrested and ended up dead in custody.

Nigeria is one dark twisted dystopian society.
RIP Pelumi Onifade

— Baldilocks™ (@Baldilocks__) November 3, 2020

PELUMI ONIFADE deserves justice but #GuessTheJudge? ALLAH!

Rest in Peace 😭😭😭

— 💚BELOVED™ (@beloved9ty) November 4, 2020

In Nigeria, people go missing, then you hear they were arrested by the police. Next thing, they are dead. And we all console ourselves like they died in a natural disaster. We need to ask for justice. We need to show that we value every life. We need justice for Pelumi Onifade.

— Indominn (@Solomon_Dokun) November 4, 2020

Pelumi Onifade was only 20. All he did was make a video. All he did was do his job. #JusticeforPelumi 🕊

— TXT (@txt_mag) November 4, 2020

Mehn this Onifade Pelumi’s story is heartbreaking, a passionate and young journalist just died like that, he was the one filmed that useless politician that shot protesters at Abuleegba, I hope he will get justice. May his soul rest in peace. 💔💔💔

— Uncle Ajala (@UNCLE_AJALA) November 3, 2020

Too much of innocent blood in this country 😩😭😭. Ah! Whoever has any hand in the death of Pelumi Onifade will never have peace of mind again. 😭😭😭

— PÉTÉRÙ OF IBADAN 🇳🇬 (@peter_pentane) November 3, 2020

They murdered Pelumi Onifade for making a video that implicated the governor.

They murdered Pelumi Onifade for making a video that implicated the governor.

They murdered Pelumi Onifade for making a video that implicated the governor.#JusticeforPelumi #EndSARS

— Gucci Bra🦎 #MDRA (@TheClaireAdaji) November 4, 2020

Just read a story about a certain Pelumi Onifade who allegedly filmed that Politician caught on camera shooting at protesters at Abule Egba. How and why was he arrested and killed by the task force??? I don’t get it! This country will never cease to make you cry.

— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) November 4, 2020

Pelumi Onifade must keep on trending until the Culprits bag life imprisonment on death sentence!!!

— Abayomi Alvin (@Abayomi_Alvin) November 4, 2020

The news of the young Journalist Pelumi Onifade found dead is making my soul very angry!

Remember the video of a politician shooting at #EndSARS protesters? Yes Pelumi was the brave person who recorded the murderous act!

He was arrested & all of a sudden turned up dead.

— Peng Man 🔥 (@pengmanmodel) November 4, 2020

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