Mr. Abu pictured above said he was attacked by a VIO official for trying to capture a fight between one of the officers and a road user. Abu claimed they struck him on the nose and mouth after he refused to allow him seize his camera. He wrote;
I was trying to capture a video of a man fighting with a VIO staff and one of the VIO staff saw me from afar and crossed over to the other side where I was standing. He attempted to seize the phone and I refused, in the process of resisting him from dragging my phone. I got two blows on my mouth and nose.
Then I started bleeding…
Not because am physically weak and can not fight but my profession does not permit me to so do.
Am taking recourse to the law and I hope to find justice, and most importantly, to deter them from further harassing innocent citizens.