The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has expressed shock over the news of the alleged invasion of the premises of the SUN Publishing Ltd by heavily-armed EFCC Operatives in the early hours of June 12, 2017.
A statement in Lagos on Monday, signed by the NGE president, Mrs Funke Egbemode, said: “the fierce-looking operatives prevented staff of the organisation from either entering or leaving the premises of the company and disrupted the circulation process’’.
The statement said the EFCC had accused THE SUN of publishing pro-Biafra, Boko Haram and Niger Delta militant stories.
“As a statutory agency birthed by an Act of Parliament in a democracy, we had expected the EFCC to explore civil means of perceived infraction by a critical stakeholder in the Nigerian democratic project.’’
It lamented that the forfeiture order allegedly brandished by the EFCC at THE SUN on…
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