August 16, 2016

SAY WHAT!? Soldiers pluck out Road Safety Officer's Eye for begging them to stop torturing a man

An official of Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Segun Enikuemehin who dared to ask military men who were assaulting a civilian to desist from such a dastardly act is currently at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) with one of his eyes totally damaged.

This sad incident occurred on Sunday afternoon when Mr. Enikuemehin came upon the military men beating a harmless civilian. Convinced that the soldiers would beat the man to death if nothing was done, he reportedly walked up the angry soldiers and pleaded that they let the man go or hand him over to the police if he had done something illegal.
The military men would not take such effrontery lightly as they descended on the Good Samaritan officer and started beating him as well.

According to SR, not even the beating from the soldiers would discourage him, he managed amidst his own beating to rescue the already battered man, whom he then took to the Adekunle Police station at Ebute Metta.

Sources say that thereafter, Mr. Enikuemehin led the police back to the venue of the incident. Upon sighting him in the company of the policemen, the soldiers, who were by that time already cooling off at a nearby beer parlor, became even enraged and descended on Mr. Enikuemehin, during which his eye was plucked out.

The damaged eye was reportedly picked from the ground and the man rushed to a General Hospital. Rejected upon arrival by that hospital, the blinded man reportedly asked that he be taken to LUTH.

Meanwhile, the soldiers, upon realizing what they had done, were said to have taken to their heels but were overtaken by residents and handed over to the police.

The story got messier when a relative of the stabbed Federal Road Safety Officer went back to the police station only to find that the military men had already been released by the police. While still digesting that development, one of the accused soldiers walked into the station in the company of a senior officer who was identified as Captain Okoli.

Speaking to SR, Mr. Enikuemehin’s Uncle, Prince Ojatunwse Oluwajoba, said the DPO of Adekunle Police Station informed him when he got there that the soldier who stabbed his nephew had been handed over to the military authorities. He said that soldier, who had been in civilian clothes when the incident happened, arrived at the police station with Captain Okoli to collect his identity card and other personal effects that had been taken from him at the station.

According to the Prince, doctors at LUTH say his nephew’s left eye has been completely damaged and that the second eye might be affected as well if proper medical care is not given.

12 comments:

SPACO said...

So sad.

Thommy West said...

In this century where is dignity to life? The military must look into this, which is bad for the image of professionalism.

Michael Amata said...

This is saddening

inumidun said...

Soldiers could b overbearing most times, ds act is xoxo mean..

eniola lawal said...

Na wa oo

samaila sulaiman said...

Too bad

Hassan Aderemi said...

That's unruly from the Military, in this democratic dispensation, hope those soldiers will not go unpunished.

Babafemora said...

during the first coming of Buhari, Soldiers were made to pay for their unruly behavior in public but where they're now getting the boldness to misbehave baffles me and i think these ones must be made example of to deter others. its only in Nigeria that soldiers feel and behave as if they are superior human beings forgetting that all of us can not be a soldier. this bad behavior is more pronounced amongst the young ones and serious step should be taken to nip this madness in the bud.

Kay Heavy said...

When will Nigerian soldiers stopped dis animalistic behavious?

Anonymous said...

UNIFORMED ARMED GORILLAS IN THE UNCIVILIZED AREA OF DARKNESS.

WILL THE PROPER AUTHORITY STEP UP AND ADMINISTER JUSTICE?

Oluwashola Christwealth said...

That's what Nigerians voted for, brutality for all Nigerians

olutoscene1 said...

soldier pipu. der wahala too much.

#Olu, can you see?