Terrible: Smugglers Beat Lagos Journalist To Coma For Reporting Their Activities (PICTURED)

Terrible: Smugglers Beat Lagos Journalist To Coma For Reporting Their Activities (PICTURED)

By Chidinma Unigwe | Sub Editor on June 29, 2015
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Some hoodlums believed to be smugglers on Thursday, June 25, 2015 battered a journalist, Yomi Olomofe to coma for allegedly of reporting their activities at the Seme-Badagry area of Lagos State.

Some hoodlums believed to be smugglers on Thursday, June 25, 2015 battered a journalist, Yomi Olomofe to coma for allegedly of reporting their activities at the Seme-Badagry area of Lagos State. (Photo Credit: Vanguard)
Some hoodlums believed to be smugglers on Thursday, June 25, 2015 battered a journalist, Yomi Olomofe to coma for allegedly of reporting their activities at the Seme-Badagry area of Lagos State. (Photo Credit: Vanguard)

Narrating his ordeal to Vanguard, Olomofe, who is the Executive Director of the Badagry based Prime Magazine said,

“I was with another colleague of mine on a visit to the command, when some smugglers, who claimed that journalists have been writing negative stories about them, pounced on me.

“While beating me, they threatened to kill me so as to serve as deterrent to journalists writing stories about them.

“I was there with the correspondent of Tide Newspaper, thank God a friend from Rotary Club came to take me away, I would have been dead, because I was left there almost lifeless.

“These hoodlums are not unknown. They are known to everybody, but they are above the law. They even told me that they have killed many people and nothing happened”

The victim who feared that he might be murdered by the said smugglers further pleaded with the Inspector General of police to come to his rescue.

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