Fake Results: I’m Anxious Over My Safety- undercover journalist
Nigerian Investigative Journalist, Umar Audu, has stated that he is worried about his safety following his recent investigative report which uncovered a fake results syndicate in Togo and Benin Republic.
Recall that the investigative journalist with Daily Nigeria newspaper, reported recently that he bagged a degree within six weeks of being admitted into one of such universities and also served as a corps member in the National Youth Service Corps with the certificate obtained.
The undercover journalist stated that he received both the transcript and certificate of the Ecole Superieure de Gestion et de Technologies, Cotonou, Benin Republic after six weeks only.
In an interview with Channels Television on Wednesday, he stated that it is worrisome that the security system in Nigeria does not give a journalist the confidence to do their job without fear of victimisation.
When asked by the presenter if he had received any threats following his report, he stated that while he is yet to receive any threats, he is away from the public as he needed to prioritize his safety.
“There is a lot of concern from friends and family members regarding my safety. They have been genuinely worried, and as a journalist, I believe I should be allowed to carry out my job without any threats or intimidation.