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Soldiers torture Lagos lawyer, steal N350,000

24 February 2016, 07:35

Abuja - A Lagos-based lawyer is currently receiving treatment at a hospital in the Yaba LGA following an alleged assault at the hands of two soldiers, Punch has reported.

The assault, which is alleged to have taken place on Thursday, also resulted in the victim being dispossessed of N350,000 that he was carrying on him at the time.

The lawyer, Adeyemi Akintoye, was said to have been walking home from work when he was approached by the two men who then asked him to walk faster. Upon replying that he was not obstructing their path, the soldiers became infuriated and beat him up.

Also read: Catholic priest batters 70-year-old man

It was gathered that a crowd gathered as the scene unfolded, following which one of the soldiers fled while the other, identified as Uko Obasi, was taken to the Ordinance Barracks.

Colonel Kingsley Samuel, spokesperson for the Nigerian Army Division 81, stated that the matter would be thoroughly investigated, adding that indiscipline would not be tolerated from soldiers.

Read more at Punch

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