- TVC's host, Tope Mark-Odigie's husband Mark said that he had taken his wife, Tope, to work and was waiting for her in the car
- He stated that he was confused about the hoodlums that attacked because they looked sophisticated
- He also mentioned that the miscreants were very clear about what they came for
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Tope Mark-Odigie, was one of the staff of Television Continental (TVC) that was attacked at their office building on October 21. The TV host luckily escaped the mob attack with the rest of the staff.
Tope Odigie's husband says TVC attackers looked sophisticated
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Her husband, Mark Odigie, an information technologist explained that he had taken her to work that morning where she worked as a co-host of the popular breakfast talk show, YourView, and he decided to wait for her as she would be through in a matter of hours.
It was while he was waiting that the mob gained entrance into the building, wielding weapons such as machetes, axes, knives, and sticks.
According to him, the hoodlums looked sophisticated and spoke fluent English. He also mentioned that the men were really clear about what they came for.
He stated that before the attack, there were about four RRS (Rapid Response Squad) vans and close to 20 police officers within the compound, but the moment the boys came in, the officers simply took to their heels and disappeared.
He further said that after he had waited without hope of his wife escaping the violence, he approached the police officers who had gathered on the CMD road to watch the smoke from the burning building, and sought their help to rescue his wife. His plea fell on deaf ears.
He continued that he eventually begged a few TVC workers who were also at the CMD gate, and some of them summoned courage and went in with him. Inside, they saw hundreds of the attackers who shouted at them and asked who they were.
He also said that they raised their hands and replied that they were with them and needed to get some of their colleagues who were still in the building, and to their surprise, the hoodlums replied that they had rescued everybody and were not interested in killing anyone.
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In other news about the mob attack, Legit.ng had earlier reported that YourView host, Morayo Brown, had to run for safety after her office was attacked by mobs.
Seeing as they could not go out through the normal exit, the TVC staff had to find an alternative route but eventually met with the mob.
Nigerian celebrity, Toyin Lawani, was the one who raised the alarm on her social media page about Morayo’s situation and told people that the journalist was not safe.
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