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Sunday, 5 February 2017

How mobile police officers sealed off CoreTV over land dispute

Contrary to earlier reports suggesting that the Department of State Service (DSS) sealed off the Abuja office of CoreTV, Premium Times has gathered that it was mobile policemen who carried out the act.According to eyewitness accounts and further details which emerged after the action on Friday, February 3, the building where the office is situated hasbeen at the centre of a land dispute for sometime.The security operatives were therefore said to have acted on a quit notice which a Supreme Court in Abuja issued regarding the building.Reports say the workers were stunned on Friday morning when they arrived their Sokode Crescent, Zone 5, Wuse, Abuja, to meet the place in a deep messwhile they claimed that some of their hardwares had been taken away.Olajide Adediran, the cable and satellite television medium's managing director told PT that the operatives had shut down the station before the truth about the whole unrest emerged.Adeniyi Adeshina, one of CoreTV's cameramen, explained what happened thus:“I left office at about 10 p.m. last night without any sign of a quit notice. At about 6:a.m when I assumed duty today, I saw a notice on the building’s main entrance stating that we should evacuate the building within 12 hours ofthe notice."Here is our initial report:Emerging reports suggests that security operatives from the Department of State Security Services (DSS) on Friday, February 3, broke into the Abuja office of CoreTV, a cable and satelite broadcaster, carting away broad

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