David Hundeyin, an investigative journalist hailing from Nigeria, took to the internet to reveal disturbing information during the 54th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) in Geneva.
In his impassioned address, Hundeyin shed light on the alleged intentions of the All Progressive Congress, led by Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to forcibly apprehend him from his residence in Ghana.
In the video he shared online, Hundeyin recounted his tumultuous ordeal with the Nigerian government, asserting that they are relentlessly striving to stifle his voice and resorting to illicit means, including improper detainment and diplomatic interference, to jeopardize his well-being.
More recently, Hundeyin implored the Ghanaian government to shield him from the clutches of the Nigerian authorities and prevent his extradition to Nigeria, a move he believes could expose him to the risk of severe harm, even potential loss of life and extrajudicial torture.
During his presentation at the 54th session of the UNHCR in Geneva, Hundeyin passionately stated,
“As an investigative journalist from Nigeria, my work primarily focuses on advancing transparency and accountability in government.
“I have repeatedly used my journalistic platform to expose and publicise malfeasance and criminal behaviour by powerful people in Nigeria, most recently the new Nigerian president, Bola Tinubu, an individual whose FBI file of over 2,500 pages is set to be released publicly for the first time next month.
“He has a matter of public record, forfeited $460,000 to the United States government being proceeds of heroin trafficking.
“Due to my journalistic work, his regime has taken extraordinary steps to silence me, including a recent attempted abduction from Ghana where I have political asylum
“To save my life and the important work that I do, I have been forced into a semi-nomadic lifestyle barely sleeping in one place for a prolonged period of time. In fact, it is from one of these temporary locations that I’m filming this message.
“Under Article 19 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, freedom of expression is a fundamental human right and as a journalist, I must be able to do my work without living in fear or living on the run simply because I’m doing my job,”