By; ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
The General Manager of Warri Wolves Football Club, Mr. Tony Rafua has
allegedly assaulted a Sports Journalist with RayPower FM, Clarkson Ogo
for reporting the Week 34 Game of the Nigerian National League, NNL
where Warri Wolves defeated Bayelsa United 1-0.
AUTHENTIC News Daily gathered that Tony Rafua, a former Chairman of Delta Force who was in the pitch while the match was ongoing, left and climbed up to the media stand and gave the journalist three hot slaps after he was informed of a photo report online showing him on the technical line instructing players with a caption begging for answer” Is the Wolves General Manager now the Coach?”.
Tony Rafua also ordered thugs to throw the sports journalist out of
the stadium, boasting that nobody, not even the league body can do him
anything stressing, “That is what we face in our away games.”
Rafua threatened to ban the Sports Journalist from covering all Warri Wolves games, but it it took the intervention of his colleagues, soccer fans and Chairmen of some clubs to stop him.
The Delta State Council Chairman of the Nigeria Union of
Journalists, “NUJ,)_ Comrade Michael Ikeogwu stated that the Union is still
investigating and if the claims of Clarkson Ogo is true, the NUJ will
not tolerate any attacks on its members stressing that journalists
should be protected and allowed to do their jobs freely.