In a short video tweeted by Plus TV Africa, Ezewuike said she was filming a protest when supporters of Sanwo-Olu came around that vicinity and started fighting.
The reporter said at that point, the police officers deployed to maintain peace and order shot in the air in a bid to end the conflict.
She said in the middle of the commotion a man attacked her and he and other supporters of Sanwo-Olu forced her to the delete the video clip.
“I was going on an assignment and I saw Togolese people protesting at the TBS terminal. I stayed with them, recorded them on my phone because we didn’t have a camera with us,” Ezewuike said.
“While I was waiting for a Taxify, I saw Sanwo-Olu people. Campaigners for Sanwo-Olu – they had this (a flier with pictures of President Muhammadu Buhari, Bola Tinubu, former Lagos governor and inscription ‘Strong Men & Women, Asiwaju for Life Grassroots Politicians’) – I was looking at them, I was like ‘oh what’s going on.’
“The next minute I saw them fighting. As they were fighting, the police officers who were there to help maintain peace for the Togolese protest, saw them and shot into the air.
“I was voluntarily filming, I wasn’t even expecting the police to even shoot up to disperse the crowd. The next thing I knew, some guy was running after me. I was almost lynched today. I’m still shaking from the experience.”
Ezewuike said if the police had not rescued her, she “would probably be dead right now.”
“If the police were not there, I would probably be dead right now. I would be probably be dead,” she said.
“They compelled me, even in the presence of the police to delete the video I had on my phone. The ladies were screaming, they had already started hitting me, before the police came and saved me. So I’m just speaking that I am a journalist, I’m supposed to report what I saw.
“I have been hearing of stories being manhandled, being lynched, being dealt with. Today I experienced it first-hand. So I’m going to broadcast this. Sanwo-Olu, Sanwo-Olu, the people that are supporting you are very terrible people.
“They almost killed me. They almost killed me. They threatened me. They said there is nothing I can do. They said that I’m a nobody. They forced me to delete the video that I had. You will kill me first before you stop me from doing a job that I know know is important.”
Plus TV Africa's Correspondent manhandled by supporters of APC governorship candidate @JideSanwoolu— Plus TV Africa (@PlusTVAfrica) December 15, 2018
Here is Felicity Ezewuike's report on the incident. #BigStoriesLiveHere #PlusTVAfrica @felicity_e #PlusTVAfrica pic.twitter.com/BwtRZKTHHg
“The flip side of it is they may not be Mr Sanwo-Olu supporters though they may be wearing his branded shirts… you can’t say Mr Sanwo-Olu will send anybody to go and hurt anyone. It does not have anything to do with Mr Sanwo-Olu. We distance ourselves from such.”
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