Soldiers attached to the Abalti Barracks, Have allegedly brutalized three policemen in Surulere, Lagos State, for arresting a yet-to-be-identified man, who was caught defying the state government’s ban on Okada in the area.
According to punch news, it was gathered that the man, who was a suspected soldier, was riding his Okada around Ojuelegba to link the barracks when the policemen, who were enforcing the ban on motorcycle operations in the area, accosted him.
The policemen, consisting of two inspectors, a police constable, among others, arrested him and impounded his motorcycle.The policemen, who were attached to the Surulere Police Division, were said to be making plans to convey the man and his motorcycle to the station when no fewer than 20 soldiers stormed the premises. A source, who spoke to our correspondent on Thursday, said the soldiers attacked the patrol team and injured the police constable and inspectors.“When they got there, they started attacking the policemen till they were able to set the man that was arrested free.
They also dispossessed the policemen of the seized motorcycle and went away with it.“The man that was arrested did not wear uniform, but after the attack, he and the soldiers entered the Abalti Barracks. That is why it is believed that he is also a soldier. The incident happened around 10.30pm on Wednesday,” the source said.
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