Nigeria Union of Journalists, Taraba State Chapter has condemned in strong terms the recent molestation of its member at a court sitting in Jalingo.
The Councils Chairman, Comrade Jovita Shafe made the position of the union known at the NUJ Press Centre in an address during the inauguration of newly elected officials of the Correspondents Chapel in the state.
Shafe was reacting over an ugly scenario at the upper area court of Jalingo, when a village head of Karim Lawan in Karim Lamido local government area of the state Mohammed Topi instituted a suit against nineteen of his subjects, when the case came up for hearing, Journalists were prevented from covering the report as well as being chased out of the court.
The Chairman warned that any of such molestation from any individual or organization would attract the wrath of the union, describing Journalists as catalyst for development whose line of duty should not be taken for a ride.
According to him the recent rift between Journalists and lawyers during court proceeding in the state capital did not call for molestation, stressing that NUJ members ought to cover assignments without any hindrance.
However investigation by our Correspondent revealed that the village head of Karim Lawan Alh. Mohammed Topi was allegedly accused of injustice, mal-administration and illegal seizure of farm lands and fish ponds of his subjects.