Douala: Gendarmerie officers force female journalist to undress 0

A journalist reporting for Sweet FM, a private radio station based in Douala was forced to undress by gendarmerie officers at the entrance to the Douala Gynaeco-Obstetric and Pediatric Hospital.  The reporter, revealed Clarence Yongo who runs the FM radio was on an intelligence mission surveying babies held in incubators at the hospital for non-payment of hospital fees.  Cameroon Intelligence Report was reliably informed that a female nurse alerted her superiors of the unlawful presence of the journalist in the hospital.

Our correspondent in Douala who contributed to this report hinted the hospital authorities got the intervention of the Yassa gendarmerie brigade who forced the journalist, Jacky Tchamko to undress. A spokesperson for the hospital was quoted as saying Jacky Tchamko had no authority to investigate inside the hospital structure. The National Union of Cameroon Journalists protested against what it called human rights violation and has threaten to sue.

Sama Ernest