Kemi Olunloyo, a controversial Nigerian journalist, has accused CNN of stealing his investigation into the #Lekkimassacre.
Recall that CNN had a few days ago aired its investigation into the shooting that accused the Nigerian army.
Olunloyo, while reacting to the investigation, took to Twitter to call CNN and say that the images they used belonged to Nigerians and were not credited.
See his post below:
It’s a shame Nigerians don’t value my work just because I’m an unfunded freelance journalist. @CNNAfrica stole images of many Nigerians, did not give credit to anyone, put them together and made them his own story. #ijlekkimassacre is my research #EndSARS
I’ll be talking about @CNNAfrica today and how they plagiarized my #ijlekkimassacre research brainwashing Nigerians using their power of international fame and money to smear local journalists on @PremiumTimesng @ARISEtv @GazetteNGR @KemiOlunloyo
The entire @CNNAfrica video has already been investigated by local journalists and @AmnestyNigeria, but Nigerians flock to international sensationals. I started yelling that the bodies of the #endsars protesters the army left with were being hidden everywhere. #jlekkimassacre
I charged Reddington Hospital with hiding bodies from people seeking to identify bodies. An anonymous employee told me they were working with the military. @SaharaReporters did most of the Investigation tracking bodies to Bonny Camp and when the panel got there, they were moved.
Where was @CNNAfrica when I started crying over the bodies? @AmnestyNigeria said 12, @SaharaReporters said 20, @PremiumTimesng found several in the water @GazetteNGR @ARISEtv also posted research. Now Lagos State is RELEASING BODIESEyesFace with rolling eyes
I was the first journalist to investigate how bodies were moved and hidden before any curse
@CNNAfrica See time in my tweet. Nigerians were targeting the army’s #Fakenews posts. CNN stole unauthorized images and ideas. BODIES NOW AVAILABLE Angry face I followed them.
The day before 10/20/20
@CNNAfrica was silent. CNN was silent on the plight of the protesters, but wanted to be the center of attention when their lives were ruined.
The day before 10/20/20 @CNNAfrica was silent. CNN was silent on the plight of the protesters, but wanted to be the center of attention when their lives were ruined. #ijlekkimassacre https://t.co/uqauvbjvJ3