Lt. Col. Olaolu Dauda, spokesman of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, has promised that justice would be done in the case involving a soldier who beat a civilian on Moloney Street, Lagos Island.
He told The Punch that the division would find the erring soldier and bring him to book.
The soldier, named Duru, had driven against traffic and beat the civilian who was in his way. A post on Instagram said the soldier had been driving against traffic and was blocking other users, who were on the rights side. He had revered and hit the car in front of him while the driver of the car tried to get out of the tight space.
After ‘deliberately’ hitting the car, Duru, along with two others, was said to have beaten the driver.
“This happened around 5:16 p.m. on Moloney Street, Lagos Island opposite the Police Office/Kam Salem house. We were on the right side of the road coming from Obalende but had to stop as there was an oncoming vehicle in our way. This vehicle should have been on the left side.
“We hooted several times but the vehicle refused to move. We then heard other disgruntled drivers murmur, ‘na soldier oh’ and so we reversed in an attempt to wriggle our way out peacefully.
“But to our surprise, the soldier reversed and intentionally drove forward to hit our car. These videos show the altercation right from when we were wrongly hit,” the Instagram user said.
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The soldier was said to have driven a Honda Acura with number plate, Oyo AE 996 YYY.