Four naval officers from the Forward Operation Base of the Nigerian Navy, Igbokoda inOndoState, South-West Nigeria, descended on Dayo Johnson, the Ondo State Correspondent of Vanguard newspapers.
They slapped, kicked, and dragged him on the ground as well as tore his shirt to shreds. They dealt him blows on his face leaving him with blood stained eye balls and lips while his glasses was damaged. Johnson had gone to cover the Stakeholders Meeting organized by the Ondo State Oil Producing Area Development Commission OSOPADEC in Igbokoda. It took the intervention of some aides to Governor Olusegun Agagu to rescue the reporter from hands of the Naval Officers.