By Damilola Ogunyemi, Sagamu
Two broadcast Journalists who went to investigate the missing corpse at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) Sagamu were given the beaten of their lives when five security operatives from the hospital descended on them outside the hospital premises.
The journalists from the largest Television Network in Africa comprised of a senior reporter and his cameraman who after leaving the hospital premises decided to take the street shot to register their visit to the hospital having been told that there was no official of the hospital who could speak with them on the missing female corpse.
Trouble started when a security attached to the Morbid Anatomy and Histopathology Department of the OOUTH, Sagamu met the journalists shortly after they did a piece-to-cam, asking them to identify themselves which they did but later went to report to the hospital management.
The Journalists had earlier reported at the PRO’s, Chief Medical Director and office of the most senior medical officials office and they have been notified of the presence of the media personal within the hospital.
Having not been able to get satisfactory responses from the officials, the broadcasters using their journalistic experience decided to take the movement on both sides of the road leading from Isale Oko into the Sagamu community when they were attacked.
During the assault, the security men injured the journalists, damaged their equipment and seized them.
Their ordeals in the hands of battering security personnel did not end until passers-by, who were largely muslim faithful returning from Jumat Service took the risk and rescued them from the severe and torturous incident.
General Manager of the station where the reporter were deployed to cover the assignment quickly informed the Police Authority in Ogun State who later came to rescue the reporters and invited the security personnel to their station along Aiyepe road.
Before leaving the Police station the Journalists were made to write their statements and fill a bail bond before leaving the station.
The police also got the statement of the accused security personnel of the hospital and released them on self recognition.