Listen to the poem that made Lai Mohammed to order arrest of Kwara-based journalist, Jolayemi (Audio). He has been reportedly subjected to inhuman treatment at the orders of the Minister of Information.
Here is the poem (audio) that got the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to order the arrest and detention of a Kwara-based poet and journalist, Rotimi Jolayemi also known as Oba Akewi.
Before the journalist turned himself to the police, the minister ordered the police to arrest his wife, Mrs Dorcas Jolayemi, and his two brothers, John and Joseph, who are also media practitioners.
Recall that his wife shared the excruciating ordeal she was made to undergo after she was detained for 8 days all because her husband criticized Lai Mohammed.In this interview with ENIOLA AKINKUOTU, Mrs Dorcas Jolayemi, recounts her eight-day ordeal in the custody of the Kwara State Police Command (read more here).
However, since the journalist turned himself in to the Police Headquarters in Ilorin, Kwara State, on May 6, 2020, he has been subjected to inhuman treatment at the orders of the Minister of Information.
It is true that Lai Mohammed has the right to report any case of violation of his rights but the way and manner the situation was handled by the police is what has gathered sympathy for the journalist.