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Monday, 13 August 2012

Man allegedly brutalised by soldiers buried

 
Adewale Olupitan-Hassan, who died after being allegedly brutalised by soldiers attached to the Flag Staff House, Force Road, Lagos, has been buried.

Olupitan-Hassan was brutalised by the soldiers who were driving in a military convoy at the Obanikoro end of Ikorodu Road on July 15 for allegedly breaking the side mirror of one of the vehicles in their convoy.

He later died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital on July 29 as a result of the injury he sustained when he was brutalised.

At a prayer session held at his Opebi residence before his remains were interred at the Atan Cemetery, Lagos, on Saturday, friends, associates and family members paid tribute to the retired director of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency.

Olupitan-Hassan’s younger brother, Adedotun, said he was still hoping that the Nigerian Army authorities would allow justice to prevail by fishing out the perpetrators.

Adedotun said, “It’s so unfortunate and painful that his life was cut short abruptly by those who were commissioned and conscripted with tax payers’ money to protect him.

“The matter has definitely dragged for too long. Friday last week, a colonel attached to the Military Police of the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Lagos, called me on the phone that the matter had been transferred from the Special Investigation Bureau of the Nigerian Army, Arakan Barracks, Apapa, Lagos, where we had reported the matter.

“I’m still optimistic that the transfer of the case would be for good. I have been invited by the army on Monday (today).”
The deceased’s friend, who identified himself simply as Alhaji Funsho, urged the army authorities to fish out the perpetrators and try them in a criminal court.

He said, “When I heard the news, I was surprised that the soldiers could brutalise an unarmed civilian. I still can’t understand such barbaric and overzealous act from a soldier that claims to be a professional. Whatever might have happened they shouldn’t have brazenly descended on him the way they did.

“The perpetrators have committed manslaughter. They should stand before the law court and explain why a defenceless man should be treated in such a manner. This will serve as a deterrent to other overzealous uniformed men.”

Source: Punch

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sad, and nothing will come out of it...Nigeria for you, and thats why such soldiers and thier children will remain cursed for life

Anonymous said...

they are ever ready when it comes to battering civilians, yet they did not come out to face the robbers who attacked a friend who was attacked by robbers close to flag staff house, cowards, they should drop their guns and see if they can fight man to man

Anonymous said...

ONOME says......
All this talk is rhetoric.
I look forward to the day when the average Nigerian's life would be something of value.Right now even the dogs,cats and wildlife in England stand a fairer chance at justice than a bona fide Nigerian in Nigeria.What a shame.

What a country.

miss O said...

Wots nigeria turnin into.aren't we safe anymore? RIP sir

Anonymous said...

Linda Listen to the People and introduce auto comment, we are tired of waiting for you to upload comments. You are pushing us to other blogs, but you remain the best. UP LIB. I ask all LIBites to add "AUTO COMMENT" before any comment on LIB from now on, until Linda listens to us or better still explain why we cant have auto comment.

Adeola said...

I hope they find those babarians and give them the right justice. some pple are just plain wicked.

Princess of Zion said...

May his soul rest in perfect peace


Anonymous said...

A country filled with injustice....a life compared to a side mirror.....I hope the solidiers will be charged for manslaughter...We cannot continue like this as a nation. God save our souls and heal NIGERIA! May the labour of our heroes past like Adewale Olupitan-Hassan never be in vain!

Nekky said...

Utterly sad and what's more sad is that d perpretrators will get away with it. imagine beating a man to the extent that he couldn't recover and eventually died. for how long will d pple who are supposed to protect us continue to brutalise us? which way is Nigeria going? one step forward and five steps backward!!!! i'm sad for this country,God pls do sth for the sake of the helpless few amongst us.may his soul RIP. my heart goes out to his family.

Godspowerogono said...

dis is bad of dis army....wat nigeria we do nw About dis?

Anonymous said...

May God save us from dis soldiers.We are not save in dis country They hv created problems in a family now and God will judge nd deliver us from the evil people.

Anonymous said...

And that soldier will definitely go to jail right?

BB

Anonymous said...

Army men are so brutal God forbid,dats how they beat hell out of their wives.Evil things.The most wicked set of human beings I ever came in contact with.

Str8FrmDaHips said...

Useless bullies..all they ever do is get drunk and worse still get power drunk in that uniform..bloody cowards..Boko Haram is waging a war in the North..instead they are busy brutalising civilians..bad enough we have their ex-leaders still ruling the country..

Anonymous said...

Linda do not auto comment, don't allow anyone to bully u into doing what ure not comfortable with. Its ur blog, u have the right to run it as u please. It has worked well until now so don't listen to mischievious people. Ure the best!

Anonymous said...

9jadeltapikin...@onome Ǻ♍ telling »W̶̲̥̅̊н̣̣̣̝̇̇̇@̤̥̣̈̊̇†̥̣̣̣̇̇̇ U̶̲̥̅̊ said Ȋ̊§ just the truth, I ₪☺ even hear ds gist all ds army people the family of husain shoulnt take t easy with dem D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ should bring all d pepetrators Τ̅☺ book.

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in peace

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Anonymous said...

Lawless nigeria,smh.....may his soul R.I.P

Anonymous said...

I wish thse wicked soldiers will die a horrible death son before they kill another innocent person.

Anonymous said...

is a human life equal to a mirror?

Anonymous said...

In the midst of the issues in Nigeria,the Lagos state governor is introducing stupid traffic laws. When are we going to have a law that prohibits military men from battering and killing defenseless civilians?

Anonymous said...

my friends' dad *sad face* God knows best. I hope justice prevails.

@te_mi3

Anonymous said...

this is for every body involved in this barbaric act. they will never have peace in their lives.it is pittyful, they have the kaki on now a day is coming when they will no longer have the kaki and it will be done on them some of those atrousities they have committed and there wont be opportunity to correct those things done.they seems to have today but today and tomorrow belong to God. fucking recruits without future.

Anonymous said...

this is for every body involved in this barbaric act. they will never have peace in their lives.it is pittyful, they have the kaki on now a day is coming when they will no longer have the kaki and it will be done on them some of those atrousities they have committed and there wont be opportunity to correct those things done.they seems to have today but today and tomorrow belong to God. fucking recruits without future.

Anonymous said...

True talk

Bukky Ojomu said...

A very painful one..I"ve met him before and am just reading this..i can imagine the pain this caused the family. They might escape judgement on earth but God won"t spare them.

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