Two men,

Lasisi Sherifdeen and Ayorinde Adewale  Photo Credit: The Nation

Lasisi Sherifdeen and Ayorinde Adewale Photo Credit: The Nation

have accused three soldiers of torturing them after the soldiers had initially brushed their vehicle against their own.

The Nation reports that the incident happened in the evening on Friday, November 20 along Mushin Road, close to the Total Filling Station in Lagos.

 

Sherifdeen claimed there was a little traffic and the men in uniform had tried to create a third lane in a road that could only accommodate two vehicles at a time. He said the attempt had resulted in the army’s vehicle brushing against their car. He said instead of apologizing, the men got down and started beating them. He claimed they ignored the crowd that gathered and continued to torture them. He said they were eventually taken to their barrack in Oshodi where they were forced to pay for the damage to the army’s vehicle.

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Sherifdeen said: “We were in a little traffic along Mushin Road, close to the Total Filling Station and Road Safety office; suddenly their bus was trying to manoeuver through, creating a third lane in the process on the two-lane road, and brushing our car, a Sienna, as they made to get into our front. But rather than apologise, they came down in a commando-like fashion and started accusing us of brushing and damaging their bus.

“Surprised, my brother, Ayorinde Adewale, who drove the car, said ‘But you are the ones who brushed our car, this is a democracy, you should be apologising to us.’ This apparently infuriated them and they immediately dealt him blows. They also dealt me blows and tried to force my door on the passenger’s side open. Seeing that the door was locked, they moved over, opened the driver’s door and continued beating, dragging my brother out and stomping on him.”

“Seeing that it was getting out of hand, we started pleading with them to let us go, but rather than soften down, they intensified the beating. I approached the one who looked the most senior and an officer, his name tag read: M. Bukar. He wore a rank with an eagle and a star, I think he’s a colonel; but he ignored me and they continued the beating, tearing my clothes in the process; you can see that I’m virtually in rags. Look at my brother’s face, it is full of bruises. They also bundled my brother into the bus and ordered me to drive along to the barracks. As I made to drive the car, the door of my car, which they had forced open, brushed their bus. This further infuriated them and they intensified the beating. This time, they bundled me into the bus as well, while one of them drove my car. They totally ignored the crowd that had now gathered and was pleading with them to let us go.”

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“Inside their barrack at Oshodi, they ordered us to start rolling on the bare floor, while one of them went to get their panel-beater and painter. Thereafter, we were charged N13,000 for the replacement of one of their bus lights and for the damage on the panel. We told them we didn’t have enough cash but they told us to use our ATM cards or be locked up in the barrack until we could pay. So we went to an ATM at a First Bank branch in the barrack, where we withdrew the money and paid. It was only after that that we were allowed to go.”

In a related development, Akan Jackson, a sergeant attached to the Lagos police command accused some soldiers in the state of subjecting him and his friend to extreme torture and abuse.

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