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IGP mourns Publisher of NEWSDIRECT, Dr. Samuel Ibiyemi



IGP mourns Publisher of NEWSDIRECT, Dr. Samuel Ibiyemi
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The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Olukayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has expressed deep regrets, sending his heartfelt condolences on the untimely demise of Dr. Samuel Ibiyemi, Publisher of NewsDirect newspapers.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement indicated that “the IGP was deeply saddened upon receiving the news of Dr Ibiyemi’s passing, recognizing the significant loss caused by his death amongst the journalism community and the nation as a whole.
He stated that Dr Samuel Ibiyemi, whose death occurred on Tuesday 4th July, 2023, after a brief illness, was an exceptional individual who played a vital role in promoting quality journalism and upholding the principles of freedom of speech and expression.
“His contributions to the media industry were unparalleled, and his dedication to exhibiting professionalism and accurate reportage of news was commendable.
“The IGP recognizes the invaluable service Dr Ibiyemi rendered to the nation through his media platform, NewsDirect, and his relentless pursuit of truth and accountability. His absence will be deeply felt, and his legacy will continue to inspire aspiring journalists for years to come,” IGP Egbetokun stated.
According to the FPRO, The Inspector-General of Police prayed for solace and strength during this difficult time, urging his family, loved ones, and friends, as well as the journalism community to continue upholding the values of professionalism and integrity that Dr Ibiyemi exemplified.