A journalist based in Lagos got into the bad books of some smugglers after he wrote about their illicit activities.
A Badagry, Lagos State based journalist and Executive publisher of Prime Magazine, a community magazine serving that area, Yomi Olomofe, tasted the bile of criminal gangs who descended on him and pummeled him to a pulp because of his constant reportage of their illicit activities in the border town.
Olomofe who has been described as fearless pen pusher, narrates that the smugglers sent hoodlums who waylaid him and battered him mercilessly.
“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.”
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