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Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by dhejykeane: 7:50am On May 14, 2013
Five soldiers said to be attached to the Ikeja Military Cantonment on Monday, allegedly beat up a member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers at Somolu, identified as Abiodun Olawale, for collecting dues from drivers.

Olawale, who was eventually rescued by policemen attached to the Onipanu Police Division, was said to have incurred the wrath of the soldiers when he ignored a directive from one of them not to collect dues from the drivers.

A trader, who identified himself as Kunle, told PUNCH Metro that the incident started as a minor disagreement.

Kunle said, “A danfo bus was flagged down at Onipanu bus stop by one of the union members, Olawale.

“As was their custom, he asked the driver to pay his dues. Unfortunately for Olawale, there was a soldier in that bus; a staff sergeant. The soldier was annoyed and asked Olawale why he should demand money from the driver even when he noticed a soldier was sitting in the bus.

“It seemed Olawale too was irritated by the soldier’s interference because he immediately retorted that he had not addressed his demands to the soldier but to the driver of the bus. This whole thing happened at about 11am,” Kunle said.

Angered at his audacity, the soldier, who is yet to be identified, jumped down from the bus, grabbed Olawale and landed a series of blows and kicks on him.

Despite pleas from other passengers in the bus and other members of the NURTW who had now been drawn to the scene, the beating was said to have continued. It wasn’t until the soldier allegedly made attempts to drag Olawale into the bus that the crowd that had earlier been watching helplessly, resisted the move.

“After those of us who were gathered at the scene, resisted the soldier’s attempts to drag Olawale away; he left and we all thought that was the end of the matter. To our surprise, this same soldier returned about 10 minutes later with four more of his colleagues in a red Toyota Camry with registration number, CM 730 JJJ. All the soldiers were armed although the driver of their vehicle was not in uniform, the rest were,” another resident, Toyin Sule said.

Immediately the soldiers got to Onipanu bus stop, the staff sergeant was said to have identified Olawale, who was still at his job, collecting dues from drivers. All five soldiers were were said to have allegedly pounced on Olawale, beating him with their weapons and using a jack-knife on him. Afraid for Olawale’s life, passersby, motorists and traders were said to have quickly alerted the police.

“At a point while the soldiers were attacking Olawale, the crowd had become huge. Infact one of the soldiers, the only one who was in mufti, broke away from the group and ran across the road. Although he was pursued by the youths, he escaped. Three of the soldiers were eventually arrested by the combined efforts of the crowd and the police team from the Onipanu Police Station; two of their colleagues had escaped. Had they not been arrested, the situation would have degenerated into a crisis. Already, a call had been placed to the military authorities at the Ikeja Cantonment from where the soldiers came from,” a source requesting anonymity said.

At about 1pm, PUNCH Metro gathered that a team of military policemen arrived at the Onipanu police station to move away the soldiers to the cantonment.

Olawale, who was said to be bleeding profusely from several cuts on his head and body, was allegedly taken to the Oguntolu General Hospital at Somolu for medical treatment.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ngozi Braide, when contacted said, “I will get back to you.”


http://www.punchng.com/metro/soldiers-assault-transport-union-official-over-dues/

Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by Ideasroole: 1:31pm On May 14, 2013
WTF! Anarchy looms everyday cry
Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by 50calibre(m): 1:32pm On May 14, 2013
But Nigeria doesn't have an army!! What Nigeria calls army is actually a militia because real armies don't touch civilians.

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Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by youngay: 1:34pm On May 14, 2013
Agbero just like abuja.nice one grin
Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by angelz(f): 1:37pm On May 14, 2013
In as much as l don’t support the attack on the so-called Olawale,
What right does he have to collect money from the commercial bus operators? Whose pocket are the dues going? The Chairman or the Governor?
U need to see the way these touts treat bus drivers and conductors at times.
l don’t see much difference btw the uniform men and the agberos.
Birds of a feather. Today it’s the turn of the agbero to pay for his misdeeds to all the commercial bus he has attacked, tomorrow it will be the turn of the uniform men to pay for their misdeeds.
To both of them, life is not sacred.

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Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by seedord247(m): 1:37pm On May 14, 2013
Their oga at the top is waiting for them in maiduguri. cool

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Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by kwajahafiz(m): 1:39pm On May 14, 2013
These are thugs, but so are the ones that are thier bosses, and the politricksians above them....
luckily the Lagos state governor has some morals and integrity.....and could be classified as some one who truly cares.
some one remind the Nigerian Millitary forces that we are in a democratic civillian regime, let them wait thier turn, if ever.
Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by javipee: 1:40pm On May 14, 2013
cry cry embarassed embarassed embarassed cry cry
Soldiers no dey hear "ABEG"

Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by Nobody: 1:42pm On May 14, 2013
army(lame set of pple in nigeria)
Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by Nobody: 1:44pm On May 14, 2013
seedord247: Their oga at the top is waiting for them in maiduguri. cool
i dey feel u grin , dem dey get power ontop ordinary civilians! BOKO BOYS where are u wen we need u? angry
Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by Janiobi(m): 1:44pm On May 14, 2013
tongue that's so good, this agbero no they ever ear word.... grin when u see staff 4 motor, u run 4 ur life
Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by ArQueBusieR(m): 1:45pm On May 14, 2013
angelz: In as much as l don’t support the attack on the so-called Olawale,
What right does he have to collect money from the commercial bus operators? Whose pocket are the dues going? The Chairman or the Governor?
U need to see the way these touts treat bus drivers and conductors at times.
l don’t see much difference btw the uniform men and the agberos.
Birds of a feather. Today it’s the turn of the agbero to pay for his misdeeds to all the commercial bus he has attacked, tomorrow it will be the turn of the uniform men to pay for their misdeeds.
To both of them, life is not sacred.
Blah!
Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by ArQueBusieR(m): 1:46pm On May 14, 2013
murimoney: i dey feel u grin , dem dey get power ontop ordinary civilians! BOKO BOYS where are u wen we need u? angry
More ignorant.
Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by ArQueBusieR(m): 1:46pm On May 14, 2013
seedord247: Their oga at the top is waiting for them in maiduguri. cool
Ignorant.
Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by BBDelta(m): 1:49pm On May 14, 2013
youngay: Agbero just like abuja.nice one grin

Can you hear yourself? That's a human being with life....
He has a mother and a father just like you....

Do not for whatever reason which a fellow human being like you bad.
Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by dedons: 1:49pm On May 14, 2013
hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe
Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by Nobody: 1:57pm On May 14, 2013
NA so dem de beat those yeye policemen for ABA wey de collect 20 naira those days to the extent that the police runs at the sight of them.
Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by Rizstar: 1:57pm On May 14, 2013
i want to use this opportunity to inform the relevant authorities and the general public that the soldiers now collect the sum of 2000naira from each trailer load of goods at each checkpoint from the east to lagos. if you refuse to give them, your beating will be more havier than then one shown above.

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Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by blackbeau1(f): 2:00pm On May 14, 2013
next time if he sees a soldier, he will not toy with him.
Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by andyanders: 2:09pm On May 14, 2013
angelz: In as much as l don’t support the attack on the so-called Olawale,
What right does he have to collect money from the commercial bus operators? Whose pocket are the dues going? The Chairman or the Governor?
U need to see the way these touts treat bus drivers and conductors at times.
l don’t see much difference btw the uniform men and the agberos.
Birds of a feather. Today it’s the turn of the agbero to pay for his misdeeds to all the commercial bus he has attacked, tomorrow it will be the turn of the uniform men to pay for their misdeeds.
To both of them, life is not sacred.

I fact what the soldiers did is right because these touts behave as if the whole world belong to them. Good for the guy. Hope he learnt his learson.
Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by Nobody: 2:14pm On May 14, 2013
A military force which experiments on the bodies of civilians,is not worthy to be termed 'army'.soldiers with no formal training on respect for human rights are not better than guerrilla cowards.i have personally come across civilians who have been victims of military brutality and police harassment.And i will continue to prophesy doom upon the the central goverment,in no distant time,if they fail to repair the crack in the civil-military helm.In a democratic state where military personels harass civilians,or even go as far as committing battery,grievous bodily harm and other forms of terrible crimes on the civilians who they are suppose to protect and defend, then democracy in such a state is a fallacy.If the military,that is suppose to protect us from foreign aggression,from kidnappers,terrorists and bokoites now leave the alqeadians in mali,the bokoites in the north,the militants in the south and now turns to us the civilians,to seriously deny us of human rights,and heinously brutalise us,then i think 'OUR security does not lie any longer,in the hands of a central goverment' hence,i urge all able bodied nigerians to remove trust completely from the central goverment; in terms of our security,so that in the future,our children will not ask us why our geometry is so different from the citizens of other countries,and we simply say "it was re constructed by the brutal nigerian army"

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Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by femionasan(m): 2:15pm On May 14, 2013
No matter what, nothing justifies a soldier beating a civilian. A lot of people still have the military era mentality, otherwise a civilized society does not witness such bizarre acts.
Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by Nobody: 2:24pm On May 14, 2013
cephaskeys: A military force which experiments on the bodies of civilians,is not worthy to be termed 'army'.soldiers with no formal training on respect for human rights are not better than guerrilla cowards.i have personally come across civilians who have been victims of military brutality and police harassment.And i will continue to prophesy doom upon the the central goverment,in no distant time,if they fail to repair the crack in the civil-military helm.In a democratic state where military personels harass civilians,or even go as far as committing battery,grievous bodily harm and other forms of terrible crimes on the civilians who they are suppose to protect and defend, then democracy in such a state is a fallacy.If the military,that is suppose to protect us from foreign aggression,from kidnappers,terrorists and bokoites now leave the alqeadians in mali,the bokoites in the north,the militants in the south and now turns to us the civilians,to seriously deny us of human rights,and heinously brutalise us,then i think 'OUR security does not lie any longer,in the hands of a central goverment' hence,i urge all able bodied nigerians to remove trust completely from the central goverment; in terms of our security,so that in the future,our children will not ask us why our geometry is so different from the citizens of other countries,and we simply say "it was re constructed by the brutal nigerian army"
one word *trash*
Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by femionasan(m): 2:38pm On May 14, 2013
youngmoneypi:
one word *trash*

Mediocre and Archaic person see that statement as trash.

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Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by lonelydora: 2:57pm On May 14, 2013
Why do Nigerian soldiers pounce on civilians at the slightest provocation? Well, that's why when Boko Haram kills them, i don't pity their lives. Not that i like what Boko boys are doing though.
Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by Nobody: 3:08pm On May 14, 2013
50calibre: But Nigeria doesn't have an army!! What Nigeria calls army is actually a militia because real armies don't touch civilians.

Succinctly eloquent. I never thought a day would come when I would sympathise with Fashola's NURTW goons, but then, there is no way of rationalising the brutalisation of unarmed civilians by soldiers.

The Nigerian military is a militia of the worst kind, full of hateful thugs, bullies, sociopaths, and unintelligent zombies. It's truly incredible how hopeless these brutes are, and how hopeless our country is for having these kinds of characters in our armed forces.

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Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by cornel1900: 3:10pm On May 14, 2013
I dey bow to una sef.
Why do u think someone has the right to increase ur transport cost by intimidating and obtaining money from the danfo pple?
Abeg, ahoa, walk and not stumble!
Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by Nobody: 3:20pm On May 14, 2013
cornel1900: I dey bow to una sef.
Why do u think someone has the right to increase ur transport cost by intimidating and obtaining money from the danfo pple?
Abeg, ahoa, walk and not stumble!

How does condemnation of soldiers' UNLAWFUL acts of violence against an unarmed civilian equate to supporting the misdeeds of that civilian? I'm sure there are agencies of government that should crackdown on these touts and their illegal activities. Maybe you should ask the governor in Alausa why he has turned a blind eye to the activities of these extortionists. It is NOT the responsibility of soldiers to address this problem let alone in such a brutal and arbitrary manner.
Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by basty: 3:25pm On May 14, 2013
Good One
Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by Symphony007: 3:32pm On May 14, 2013
If he was really disgusted by the actions of the driver, he should have reported to the people who have jurisdiction over civilians, and that is the police, your job as a military officer is to protect the nation and it's citizens not to praticalize all the moves you learnt in military academy on them.
Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by paparazzi1987(m): 3:47pm On May 14, 2013
dhejykeane:
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ngozi Braide, when contacted said, “I will get back to you.”
Police Comments:
> I will get back to you.
> Under investigation.
> Being Investigated.
> Those officers that assault the civilians were not police men
> Touts uses Police uniform to collect bribe and oppress unaware civilians

Question please: If it takes 3 police detective from USA 3 days to find a suspect how long will it takes 3 police detective from Nigeria to perform the same task ?.
Hint formula: N = n( U * K)
N : Nigeria
U : USA
K : 300000 days
n : no of Days

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Re: Soldiers Beat-Up Transport Union Official Over Dues by Nobody: 4:12pm On May 14, 2013
dhejykeane: Five soldiers said to be attached to the Ikeja Military Cantonment on Monday, allegedly beat up a member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers at Somolu, identified as Abiodun Olawale, for collecting dues from drivers.

Olawale, who was eventually rescued by policemen attached to the Onipanu Police Division, was said to have incurred the wrath of the soldiers when he ignored a directive from one of them not to collect dues from the drivers.

A trader, who identified himself as Kunle, told PUNCH Metro that the incident started as a minor disagreement.

Kunle said, “A danfo bus was flagged down at Onipanu bus stop by one of the union members, Olawale.

“As was their custom, he asked the driver to pay his dues. Unfortunately for Olawale, there was a soldier in that bus; a staff sergeant. The soldier was annoyed and asked Olawale why he should demand money from the driver even when he noticed a soldier was sitting in the bus.

“It seemed Olawale too was irritated by the soldier’s interference because he immediately retorted that he had not addressed his demands to the soldier but to the driver of the bus. This whole thing happened at about 11am,” Kunle said.

Angered at his audacity, the soldier, who is yet to be identified, jumped down from the bus, grabbed Olawale and landed a series of blows and kicks on him.

Despite pleas from other passengers in the bus and other members of the NURTW who had now been drawn to the scene, the beating was said to have continued. It wasn’t until the soldier allegedly made attempts to drag Olawale into the bus that the crowd that had earlier been watching helplessly, resisted the move.

“After those of us who were gathered at the scene, resisted the soldier’s attempts to drag Olawale away; he left and we all thought that was the end of the matter. To our surprise, this same soldier returned about 10 minutes later with four more of his colleagues in a red Toyota Camry with registration number, CM 730 JJJ. All the soldiers were armed although the driver of their vehicle was not in uniform, the rest were,” another resident, Toyin Sule said.

Immediately the soldiers got to Onipanu bus stop, the staff sergeant was said to have identified Olawale, who was still at his job, collecting dues from drivers. All five soldiers were were said to have allegedly pounced on Olawale, beating him with their weapons and using a jack-knife on him. Afraid for Olawale’s life, passersby, motorists and traders were said to have quickly alerted the police.

“At a point while the soldiers were attacking Olawale, the crowd had become huge. Infact one of the soldiers, the only one who was in mufti, broke away from the group and ran across the road. Although he was pursued by the youths, he escaped. Three of the soldiers were eventually arrested by the combined efforts of the crowd and the police team from the Onipanu Police Station; two of their colleagues had escaped. Had they not been arrested, the situation would have degenerated into a crisis. Already, a call had been placed to the military authorities at the Ikeja Cantonment from where the soldiers came from,” a source requesting anonymity said.

At about 1pm, PUNCH Metro gathered that a team of military policemen arrived at the Onipanu police station to move away the soldiers to the cantonment.

Olawale, who was said to be bleeding profusely from several cuts on his head and body, was allegedly taken to the Oguntolu General Hospital at Somolu for medical treatment.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ngozi Braide, when contacted said, “I will get back to you.”


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