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Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by Ubermom(f): 6:37pm On Feb 16, 2008
Who can help us stop this disdain for the electorate in our country?

I don't quite know how to begin, on the morning of Sunday, 10th February between 915am and 945am, an Imo State convoy of about six cars (conveying one of our supposed "servants" to the airport ) attacked my friend on Alfred Rewane (Kingsway) Road, Ikoyi.

There are 3 lanes on that road, and she was on the right lane (at the edge).

When she did not stop her car, but moved to the edge for them to pass, they used one of their vehicles to ram hers from the back and another tried to run her car off the road by hitting the driver's side. With the side impact, her car (Honda Civic) was almost lifted onto the sidewalk! She then stopped the car.

After all these, another of their vehicles crossed her car in front so that she was totally hemmed in and surrounded. They jumped down from their jeeps, wielding their guns, and began to slap and beat her up. Some of them were also hitting her car with their guns and broke off both wing mirrors. They claimed to be on their way to the airport!

In all this commotion, her frightened sons (5 year old and 3 year old) jumped out of the car and ran off in different directions on the highway. Passers-by ran after them and stopped on-coming cars so that the children would not be run over.

I just have a few questions:

1.
In a democratic dispensation, what made these animals bold enough to do this?
2.
Who was the barbaric "dignitary" that was being carried/escorted to the airport by these beasts & watched them molest a woman and her children?
3.
How could IMO state get away with this type of savagery in LAGOS?
4. What if any of her sons had been knocked down by a vehicle?
5.
How can we get JUSTICE & RECOMPENSE for the damages to the car, physical assault, and psychological trauma?
6.
For how long more will we continue to 'siddon look' while "animals in human skin" continue to parade themselves as our leaders?

It could happen to anyone and I beg you to join this crusade against institutionalized savagery! Let us speak out together so that we can make enough noise for our voices to be heard.

Ade Fakoya
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by Kobojunkie: 6:41pm On Feb 16, 2008
Petition,  get your friend to write a petition and get people to sign it and report it to the EFCC, the ICPC and even the police. I think we should not sit down anymore for this sort of nonsense. I wonder each day if these people realize that we the people are responsible for paying their bills and so deserve their respect. If you want, I can help you build an online petition Form.

Even if we think it will not amount to anything, let us leave that for time to tell but being proactive is better than doing nothing at all.
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by Nobody: 7:13pm On Feb 16, 2008
In broad daylight? angry
1.In a democratic dispensation, what made these animals bold enough to do this?

These are the characteristic of a democratic dispensation
Free and fair elections, the right to assemble and protest, equality of opportunity, respect for the individual.
From the above we are no where near a democratic dispensation

2.Who was the barbaric "dignitary" that was being carried/escorted to the airport by these beasts & watched them molest a woman and her children?
Probably one of the many bastards with no conscience

3. How could IMO state get away with this type of savagery in LAGOS?
If everyone remains silent about it, nobody makes a report then this situation would die like all others and IMO state will get away with it.

4. What if any of her sons had been knocked down by a vehicle?
That would have added salt to pepper but thank God for sane onlookers.

5
. How can we get JUSTICE & RECOMPENSE for the damages to the car, physical assault, and psychological trauma?

Kobojunkie has provided you with that.


6. For how long more will we continue to 'siddon look' while "animals in human skin" continue to parade themselves as our leaders?

Until we come to the realization that this kind of scenerio is not normal.
The masses have to be reeducated about their civil rights. Animals in America have rights than the masses in Nigeria.
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by subice(m): 8:51pm On Feb 16, 2008
That's some serious stuff. This country has a long way to go. People like that should be cooling off in jail.
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by creamdream: 9:08pm On Feb 16, 2008
nATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION!!
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by Kobojunkie: 9:10pm On Feb 16, 2008
Is there any such thing as a National Human Rights commission in Nigeria
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by angel101(f): 9:14pm On Feb 16, 2008
this seems so incredible!! thats not to say that it could not have happened.
well i second kobojunkie's suggestion to set up an online petition. we have to stop this siddon look attitude that is the order of the day in nigeria.
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by SkyBlue1: 9:25pm On Feb 16, 2008
This is the kind of rubbish i am talking about. The police and security agents in Nigeria don't know what their role is in society. They are one of, if not the most undisciplined group in Nigeria. What is even worse in these case is if the peron they were 'escorting' knew what was going on and said nothing. This is not servant leadership, it is this whole 'big man' attitude. There must be a way to get this in the papers, i am sure some journalists must read this site. We can't just keep letting things go on like this. Check out for more Nigerian sites, and let us try and get this in Nigerian papers.
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by Rlst84sale(m): 9:45pm On Feb 16, 2008
I'm all in support of signing the petition. If we sit down and do nothing such uncivilzed act will never stop. Just as we rallied around and got the words around when Spanish police killed a Niaja guy so we should in this matter. If after the petition Naija govt doesn't do anything about it we can send the petition to UN. Please people let's do something and do it right quick. Everyone that has lists of email addresses should mass send the petition soon as we recive it. Please copy my email address from my profile.
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by ono(m): 10:55pm On Feb 16, 2008
Kobo,
What's the ''meaning'' of that your signature in a democratic setting?
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by darfur(m): 11:05pm On Feb 16, 2008
has anyone suggested the courts?
i guess we should start thinking of doing something. we should try all sorts of means to fight this rubbish. otherwise it will continue. the day tony blair left office he went to a train station to catch a train just like any other person. just like i'll do. these morons wont let us be. angry
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by Seun(m): 11:20pm On Feb 16, 2008
Thank goodness she survived.
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by darfur(m): 11:22pm On Feb 16, 2008
yeah seun. we forgot to say that wink
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by Kobojunkie: 2:17am On Feb 17, 2008
ono:

Kobo,
What's the ''meaning'' of that your signature in a democratic setting?

My Signature in a democratic setting?? You mean what signing petitions can do in a democratic setting
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by Kobojunkie: 1:47pm On Feb 17, 2008
Name the man who is from imo and let him bear the grunt of the blame for this. Ask your friend to write up a petition against him detailing what happened exactly. What bus stop or exact location in Ikoyi, date, time. I mean even list buildings that may have been near the place. Also have her write up everything that happened during and after this incident; medical bills, how much it cost to fix her car which was smashed by the goons, emotional damage etc. Put it together and then if she knows any of the people who witnessed the incident or if she can, go back and interview some of them or have a friend do so and video tape it. Get those people to sign her petition (I mean they can sign anonymously as in they can provide their name and nothing more) and also get as many pictures of the car and evidence of the scratches or damages documented. If she does not want to have such a thing happen to her sister or even her own children, tell her it is up to her to make that decision NOW. She needs to file a petition against this so called PUBLIC SERVANT both in the IKOYI LGA area, Lagos state and even his own state IMO, at least. Then with the ICPC, EFCC, the local Police and the national police and if she knows how to, see if she can push for the court and I mean the supreme court to know of this.
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by angel101(f): 4:12pm On Feb 17, 2008
Isnt the blaring of sirens even illegal these days?
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by choco4life(m): 3:51pm On Mar 01, 2008
Cant wait for the time our judicial system will be developed. At least the bastards would ve being charged for assault.
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by Kobojunkie: 5:41pm On Mar 01, 2008
choco4life:

Cant wait for the time our judicial system will be developed. At least the bastards would ve being charged for assault.

If you do not do anything yourself, it is likely to remain where it is today.
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by oluomok(m): 9:25am On Mar 03, 2008
that is a bad thing, bad example for the children, bad legacy, bad future the children
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by RichyBlacK(m): 11:18am On Mar 03, 2008
Nigeria is ripe for a revolution!
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by yimiton(f): 1:34pm On Mar 03, 2008
Whatever you do, the worst will be to do nothing!

Write a petition, seek redress, talk to the press, do anything you can to get these people to book.
I hope you still remember some of the plate numbers, the time, place and date.
Please bring these barbarians to book, even if you don't finally succeed, make sure you try your best.
Who knows, Nigeria is changing, someone might actually listen to you and put the monkeys in the cage where they belong.
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by Blatant: 5:41pm On Mar 03, 2008
Even if people dont have cameras, many people have camera phones and should secretly record some of these atrocities.

Perhaps if they realise that they could be filmed and exposed, such incidents will reduce: Just my thought
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by holythug(m): 5:48pm On Mar 03, 2008
yea . . .then wats gonna happen
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by BlackMamba(m): 11:03pm On Mar 05, 2008
There is always two sides to a story, and I read a rebuttal by the governor's spokesman that seems to suggest that the woman may have contributed to exacerbate the situation. Laws must be obeyed, even if it seems stupid to you, until it is changed. For the writer to suggest that the governor of Imo state should not use blaring siren to clear regular folks off the street of Lagos, when it's the norm in Naija is simply using tribalism to explain a general societal problem. That's silly.
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by Nobody: 1:30pm On Mar 06, 2008
The good governance and citizens’ right we are all campaigning for will have no roots if we don’t take actions. Such barbaric assault shd have being reported to the authorities immediately!! A suit shd also be filed. People like that should not be let to go scot free. In a country like ours, the system can only work for us if we make it.

It’s a really sad story, but not far-fetched. Pathetic I’d say.
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by Bolarge(m): 1:52pm On Mar 06, 2008
@BlackMamba
Permit me to say this but u sure don't sound like u presently live in Nigeria. I live in Ibadan, the citadel of political lawlessness so I can identify 1005% with this highlighted case scenario. The most recent one dt I was involved with happened during the wee days of gubernatorial electioneering last year. There was a convoy of PDP morons speeding along Oja Oba axis and one of their tear-rubber jeeps at full speed deliberately abandoned his lane due to traffic congestion, and decided to move against on-coming traffic (my side). Unfortunately for them, my side was no better and at full speed veered right back into the original lane without even looking out for on-coming vehicles on that lane. Long story short, there was this unfortunate commercial danfo driver who was coming stresslessly on that side and simply rammed the pscho-driven PDP jeep. See panic. Firstly all the passengers took to their heels. Not one of them waited to even support the hapless driver. Before u cld say "what the *?" armed police escorts had come down and started brushing the shit out of this guy whose only crime was dt he was outside in his own country trying to earn his daily bread. I couldn't take it. I deliberately left my car in the middle of the road (thereby causing a deliberate blockade of my side) and walked right up to them. My heart was racing like mad but somehow I cldn't stomach it anymore. I challenged the policemen stating dt I saw what happened and the poor driver was not at fault. Their driver was. First question by one of the armed policemen was: "Who are you?" "Wetin be your own?" I don't know where I got the boldness but even though I was shaking, it was not out of fear, I was seething with hate and utter indignation. At that point I realised what it means when you've been pushed to the wall. Wole Soyinka was right. The man dies who keeps silent in the face of tyranny. Funny enough and by divine alchemy they weren't ready to brutalise me. Somehow I believe I sensed some fear in them too. Some uncertainty. A wonderful UI professor who had seen d whole scenario then joined me in making a case for the hapless driver. Some other bystanders too then could speak up concerning the driver's innocence. It was only then (meanwhile, the whole place was at a complete standstill) dt some "dignitaries" came down from other cars in the convoy and also "agreed" dt the driver be let off the hook.

Trust when I relayed the incident to my mom later, she warned, begged, pleaded dt I should never get myself involved in such ever again in my life. This is the mentality dt's killing us in this country. angry cry cry

God bless Nigeria. cry
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by choco4life(m): 10:06am On Mar 07, 2008
You did well. . . . . . . . . . . . . .as your mom rightly said take care o!
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by chychy(f): 1:53pm On Mar 07, 2008
nigeria!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by romeo(m): 4:59pm On Mar 10, 2008
I will support the online petition if the petition is not about "if Imo state Gov. could commit crime in Lagos" but why should a governor do such and get away with it if it's true anyway!!

I can still start my own online petition for the Imo state governor's right to commit crime in Lagos cheesy
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by manmustwac(m): 11:16pm On Aug 03, 2008
@bolarge
nice one bolarge there should be more people like you
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by dudubobo1: 10:52am On Aug 04, 2008
I will advice Bolarge not to take such chances again o.
Maybe it's better as suggested that we start recording these things on camera phones and encouraging people to start proceedings against the police and whoever else may be involved. It will be a good start
Re: Woman Beaten Up By Convoy In Front Of Her Children by landis(m): 11:05am On Aug 04, 2008
sad but its always same. nothing new.

nothing is gonna change, if we dont stand-up and fight back.

Fela said:
we dont tire to carry them shit. but seem we are not really tired

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