London Police Called In To Arrest The Guardian's Reporter For Demanding To See Buhari

Date: 20-02-2017 9:52 am (5 years ago) | Author: success Xenab
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Security men at the Abuja House in London where President Buhari is staying, yesterday called the police to arrest a correspondent of The Guardian newspaper who had arrived the premises, demanding to see President Buhari so he could interview him.

According to a report by the newspaper, after the reporter arrived the Abuja house which is the official residence of the Nigerian High commissioner to the UK in the afternoon, demanding to see the president, a member of staff at the premises told him that the President wasn't there.

According to the report, at about 2:50pm, a black Mercedes Benz SUV arrived the premises and the occupant sitting by the driver rolled down the glass and asked the The Guardian correspondent, “why are you here?”

“When I told him that l was a reporter with The Guardian and l had come to see if the president was there and to interview him, he looked quite irritated and replied angrily: ‘he’s not here, you can’t see anybody here’.

Shortly afterwards, two police officers, Constables Marlett and Stock, arrived on their motorcycles with the intent to arrest the reporter. They took the reporter’s name and date of birth and subsequently made a check on the national database, before staying around for about 20 minutes and then left.

The reporter was later directed to go to the Embassy- Nigerian House at Northumberland Avenue to see any official there for any information he is seeking to get. “Somebody should be there,” he was told.

According to the reporter, at about 1:20 p.m., a man and a teenage-looking girl presumably President Buhari's daughter, arrived the gate and they were granted access.

When asked:”Is that the daughter of the president?”, the security officer replied “I don’t know.” When The Guardian reporter pressed the gate buzzer about five minutes later, the security man sounded angry and threatened to call the police. “You should realise this is a private place and I will call the police,” the security officer said. When he was immediately corrected and told that the reporter was standing outside in a public place, he then said:” l won’t speak to you again.”

However around 1:40 p.m., when two guests arrived, the reporter shook hand with one of them and asked, “have you come to see Mr. President?” He replied cheerfully saying “yes”, but he didn’t enter the compound. He left about 15 minutes later.

Another security officer came out shortly after and told the reporter to move away from the main gate. “Excuse me, you can’t just stand here,” he said.

The reporter stated that he sighted Senate President Bukola Saraki, leave the Abuja residence yesterday. Recall that President Buhari on his twitter handle, posted that he had a meeting with Saraki at the Abuja house yesterday.


Posted: at 20-02-2017 09:52 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
- akinmanchy at 20-02-2017 10:36 AM (5 years ago)
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Hmmmmm na wa ooo

Posted: at 20-02-2017 10:36 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Mykie010 at 20-02-2017 10:40 AM (5 years ago)
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Make una continue to dey deceive una self. What is wrong in talking to a Nigerian journalist?this is why people are suspecting foul play.
Posted: at 20-02-2017 10:40 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- crocatum at 20-02-2017 10:43 AM (5 years ago)
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let us see the true and only authentic Buhari now, we are worried  for his health.
Posted: at 20-02-2017 10:43 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Larry28 at 20-02-2017 11:04 AM (5 years ago)
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I jus hope all is well with him..
Posted: at 20-02-2017 11:04 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- emytex74 at 20-02-2017 11:27 AM (5 years ago)
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Let's see where the saga will end
Posted: at 20-02-2017 11:27 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- sweetestdude at 20-02-2017 11:38 AM (5 years ago)
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y arrest d man? u ppl r d 1ce makin nigerians 2 kip suspectin thr is a fowl play. if saraki n odas can go visit d president i c no reason y d reporter should b turned down,afta all we r in democracy. make una free d reporter jare.
Posted: at 20-02-2017 11:38 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- OLOWOBABA10 at 20-02-2017 11:45 AM (5 years ago)
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WHO IS THE phyukING REPORTER TO JUST BUMP IN AND SAY HE WANTS TO SEE THE PRESIDENT , THERE ARE NORMAL PROTOCOLS WHICH MUST BE FOLLOWED IN ANYTHING !
Posted: at 20-02-2017 11:45 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- jp-free at 21-02-2017 06:10 AM (5 years ago)
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WHY 9JA DEY WORRY TOO MUCH YORUBA MAN  TAKE POSITION SIGN SEVEN BILLS INTO LAW!!!!  WETIN REMAIN...........NA THEIR WAY HOSIPITAL DON TURN ASO ROCK..............VILLA....
Posted: at 21-02-2017 06:10 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- jeroba1 at 21-02-2017 07:41 AM (5 years ago)
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OK, Apc.
Posted: at 21-02-2017 07:41 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- BournIdentity at 24-02-2017 06:09 AM (5 years ago)
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K I hear
         
Posted: at 24-02-2017 06:09 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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