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Friday, 20 March 2015

Photo: Gospel artist RhymeStar Ray battered by soldiers for wearing camouflage shorts

Popular Abuja based gospel musician RhymeStar Ray Ekwu was beaten up last night by two soldiers on mufty for wearing camouflage shorts. He said he was coming back from seeing off a friend when the men accosted him. He said they slapped and beat him with their hands and belt and injured his ears but thankfully, it wasn't ruptured. He had to be treated in hospital.

134 comments:

omo ibadan said...

Pele.



Vote no fight

Hawt Talk With Tosan said...

What brutality! And no one will be held accountable. Poor guy.
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wilheminna moses said...

And still others will not hear......de dnt like it wen u wear camouflage, why wear it? Ngwa ndo oh, jee kwaa nti gi!

Anonymous said...

Bastards

If they see boko haram now, dem go run

Anonymous said...

Oh dear..... I thought everybody knew wearing camouflage clothing in Nigeria is illegal???

Anonymous said...

Nigerian soldiers are so worthless.

Omoye Zenki Moye Brown said...

But we all know that it is not allowed for a civilian to wear camouflage.......whether it been pant, socks, boxers, trouser or shirt, cap...anytin at all......Even in d university campuses.......ManOwar self go beat U

Sorry sha.....But we all gat to learn one way or another








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Anonymous said...

People now asked why we didn't do rally to support our soldiers...hisss support bullies. All they know how to do is intimidate unarmed civilians , bloody cowards

Anonymous said...

we now have soldier dogs..... carnivorous soldiers..... nawa oo


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Loretha Amajuoyi said...

next time don't wear Camouflage, can't forget what they did to my Uncle, if not for my mom it would have been something else. so celeb make una stop to wear camouflage bcos if Army catch una, oyo go be una own.

Oluchi Lambert said...

Haba they should have warned him nah, must they beat him up bcos they are soldiers?

eka said...

Swoie 2 him,
next time
avoid d military and their wear
2 avoid stories that touch..

helen nwachukwu said...

Chai kpele.. all d while wizkid was Wearin his own, nobody disturbed him ooo..

igwe Adaobi said...

This is wrong
No maTter what he did
He is not suppose to be beaten
What happen to justice
Instead they have arrested him instead of beating
I thought some GEj aides said that since GEj came to power
Soldiers have stop beating civilians

joshua james said...

One even happen at my area yesterday the guy was asked to sleep inside the gutter the way all this soldier moles civilian is now becoming so alarming..





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mbamali afoma said...

boko haram is killing people in the north our military officers are not doing anything about it. yet they channel all their efforts at hitting people. mtchew this country is pathetic. i am very sorry about what they did to you. this country is terrible we pay attention to trivial things yet the main issues are left unattended to...

Ernest Onyejekwe said...

Thank God they did not kill you & claim that you looked like an insurgent.

With the level of insecurity in the country, you don't wear army uniforms at all.

Ibekwe Chidimma said...

I tire for Nigerian Soldiers. In Ghana here they don't do such. Even duh is both the same uniform. Mtchewwwww. Bro sorry . Is well

Anonymous said...

Hope he recovers soon.

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Ifeanyi Nuel said...

I pray he will learn. Nigerians love learning it the hard way.

talk2frankky said...

Okobioko.
Sorry bro welcome to animal kingdom.
The zoo packaged as a country and ruled by a zoo keeper.

Anonymous said...

#considering robbers dress in camouflage I suggest entertainers should suspend dressing like so for now. Also soldiers when not sure should take the person to their barrack and hand over to military police in lieu of going violent.

#smh - JAMB has just been taken and candidates are checking their results however it is sad that some may end up attending schools abroad like University of Perpetual Help System Data, Philippines.

#smh - can a poor person give his or her savings to Goodluck? What has he done to reduce poverty?? Isn't it preposterous that they sing our economy is improving yet still the poverty rate is increasing that means economy is only improving for the very rich ones?

victor dafe said...

eeya!!! sorry ooO. but no be today people don dey wear camouflage shorts na! i guess the soldiers were violence starved. they needed someone to feed on.
And look at dinner strolling down without a care in the world, straight into there hands. Too bad!

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Linda's Intern said...

Walahi na true say if army man slap you, u go know say police na ur friend.

See whoze!

Anonymous said...

He must've looked like a boko haram member. Misplaced priorities.

udezeobumneme@gmail.com said...

Na wa o..

irabo bobby fera favor said...

Hmmm nest tim he won't try it again

Maxwell Akalonu said...

good for him. they be forming James bond cos they celebrity..ah remember they were warned last year not to wear it..ah could vividly remember when they confronted Ice prince and how he was shivering ...

Anonymous said...

Next time he should wear it again!! A lot of ppl are impersonating

@lwkmd_naija - follow on instagram/twitter said...

Sorry get well sopn, you know the rule. Lindaobserve

ayoola rafiat said...

Eeeyah sorry dis soldiers are mean very mean, imagine I took a pic at baracks last week, a soldier called me and made sure I deleted the pix, thank God I wasn't beaten


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Jules Louis said...

Hian. When did wearing camouflag become a crime? This lawless country sef.

Anonymous said...

sorry o

ELVIS EMEKA said...

Eyaaa! Kpele Ooo

ogoma jecintha said...

I think is because of the insecurity in the country, too bad though.

ogoma jecintha said...

I think is because of the insecurity in the country, too bad though.

Chimezie Ironsi said...

U all no its rong 2 wear dat lucky dem no shoot u sry sha hmmm

obiora said...

Good for him. Thought they've been warned against putting that on.

Anonymous said...

Serves him right

Anonymous said...

Serves him right

debbie damsel said...

OMG! Thank God for his life o, some of those soldiers are very brutal, but Why is it only in nijah that soldiers harass and mistreat the citizens for wearing camouflage I don't understand haba!!!

femi emmanuel said...

oh! Sorry dude. Soldiers don't joke with civilians putting on camouflage.

debbie damsel said...

OMG! Thank God for his life o, some of those soldiers are very brutal, but Why is it only in nijah that soldiers harass and mistreat the citizens for wearing camouflage I don't understand haba!!!

Anonymous said...

Nawa o! This soldiers behaviour in. Nigeria is getting out of hand o

RareSpecie Z said...

He FUCKED up.
The Military Authorities have already issued series of warning against wearing their camouflage but this retarded so called Gospel Artist instead of being a Role Model choose to do otherwise and even had the guts to publicize this fuckery of which he is the Major Architect.
I don't support what the Khaki boys did to him, but i shit on his Gospel Ass for not knowing better.
U can bet that Dude was very rude to them that was y he received those hot slaps.

Juliet Iwuno said...

He is lucky, thank God for him. He should've known better than to wear a camouflage. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

He is lucky, thank God for him. He should've known better than to wear a camouflage. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

He is lucky, thank God for him. He should've known better than to wear a camouflage. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

He is lucky, thank God for him. He should've known better than to wear a camouflage. Linda take note!

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Sorry bro. Those touts needs to be brought to justice no doubt......
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Doc P said...

I feel your pain bro. I experienced d same thing while I was a corper some years back in Abraka delta state. Annoyingly the trouser was nowhere near military camo. I identified myself as a doctor and as a corper......mehn it was a nightmare. they stripped me and i still got marks of their cane on my back. Thank God I had my car nearby.

Adaora ibezim said...

Ope he has learnt his lessons, they v bin warning pple abt dt, d worst part is dt smtyms they do move arnd on mufty's, n u wn't knw, sorry dear

Comedian Princewill said...

Lol. My brother sorry o... Im sure now u know d police r nice people

devyne eze said...

When will these arrant soldiers come to terms with the reality that we are now in a democracy?

Uselu shell said...

E no know before?

LAURAAUJ KAHI said...

not a new thing. soldiers are not police, they are brutal and don't tolerate non-sense.

christie benjamin said...

Soldiers has warned pipo bout wearing
It but maybe the guy has no clue about it.
Sorry man.

Anonymous said...

Hand them over to God for judgement.

Anonymous said...

Madness...

Anonymous said...

I'm sure he told them his citizenship is of Zion so their rules don't apply to him...

Anonymous said...

If they see Boko Haram now all of them will abscond, bloody cowards. They only have strength when they see civilians. Boko Haram has exposed how fearful they all are. You can imagine soldiers throwing away their guns and running away whenever to see ragtag ill trained Boko Haram insurgents in combat.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

But must dey be violent abt it?

ogo said...

give 2 satan wot belongs 2 satan.y u go dey wear army uniform.

Anonymous said...

give 2 satan wot belongs 2 satan. Y u go dey wear their uniform

Goodluck Till2019 said...

A word is enough for the wise. Soldiers Are Not Smiling. STAY AWAY FROM THEIR COMBAT WEARS.

The Depot and NDA is open for recruitment. Join our troops today so you can flex in a combo Anytime T.

Hard luck.

ary said...

The military have done this times without number for this same "offense"! Do not wear a military camouflage, if you wanna wear, get into the academy! That is their stand! Patoranking and Tiwa caused an uproar within the military circle for performing in military fatigues.

Innocentia Anny said...

They've been told severally but wouldnt listen,,,hope others that feels they are above the law will learn

Seu said...

Last week when actors and artistes wore camouflage to entertain Jonah, it wasn't an offence.
Now this?!

Seu said...

Last week when actors and artistes wore camouflage to entertain Jonah, it wasn't an offence.
Now this?!

Anonymous said...

Uhmm! Not fair at all...Thank God for his life.

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Wow! Even if he did wrong at least he can b corrected and simply told not to wear d outfit again. Simple as dat. Some human's r too wicked in d name of b on uniform.

Tbouya said...

This country is just so backward with this soldier beating up citizens over trivial issues, when will we stand up to them?

destinysweet said...

Na so soldiers dey do ooo!


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Anonymous said...

Stupid cowardly soldiers that would run away from boko haram. All they know is to constantly harass innocent bloody civilians. Mtcheeeeeeeew.

zubairu Mohammed said...

but the military already warned civilians against wearing camouflage, he doesn't have my sympathy at all cos Nigerians know how to disobey rules and act as victims when they're punished

Amaka Ngenegbo said...

Sorry bro. Can't say I blame the soldiers; no one knows who is who.



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Allanah Philomina said...

These military guys don't like that thing at all...and them no dey hear abeg,so sorry dear
*i wonder why you don't publish my comments oh Miss Linda*

white Berry said...

Sorry oh. But he crossed his boundary nau for wearing camouflage short

Anonymous said...

Looooool. He think say he be celebrity. Looooooooooooooooooooool

kemikane said...

He's the scapegoat. Sorry ok

chemmywalata walata said...

They won't fight bh na to batter ordinary civilian smh naija my country

Shirley Shalokpe said...

Cheya take heart next time wear am for inside house

Mercy Kings said...

Wats wrong with all this authorities supposeingly meant to protect us go fight boko haram instead of taking it out on poor innocent people who can't fight back illetrates

Anonymous said...

so sorry bro

Anonymous said...

There way a time one lady wanted to sell this camouflage short for me...
Mehn come see refusal na heheh

Anonymous said...

I will wear my shorts. When the soldiers stop me I will pull out my ID card then slap one of them with hard officer slap.
Watch this space!

creebhills said...

bro got what he deserved...
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aisha musa said...

What is nonsense? Is camouflage meant for them alone? Who said camouflage is only for soldiers? My dear it's wrong for them to have beaten him up.

uwadiae sandra said...

Mumu dey were showing solidarity for the military dey didn't wear it just like dat.

Trish Baby said...

Serves him right. Na today? The Nigerian army gave a stern warning about this attire over year ago but people are still rocking camo. The recent robbery in Lekki phase 1 should make people understand the gravity of this fashion mistake. It's a no no.
Thankfully he wasn't hurt so much. The injuries will always remind him to obey simple instructions. I reallyyyyyyy wish it was iyanya or wiz boy abi wizkid, whatever he calls himself these days.

CC Elizabeth said...

Hm! those "jobless" men... they've harassed me once too... shame!

mr Goldberg said...

He's my frnd and I gt to hear dis mrn. How crazy! I've also heard mad stories of that sort. This guys need to undstnd dat dey owe d pple security and stop behaving like this.

Amaka Ngenegbo said...

Lol @Sandra.....epic response



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aisha musa said...

By Richard Grenell - - Thursday, March 19, 2015
With the polls closed in Israel, international election observers now turn their attention to the Nigerian elections on March 28. The choice for the leader of Africa’s most populous country pits Goodluck Jonathan from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) against Mohammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The decision by the roughly 73 million registered Nigerian voters could have a profound impact on the future of Africa.

But Western foreign policy observers pre-occupied with the rise of ISIS in the Middle East should wake up to the reality unfolding in Nigeria. Opposition candidate General Buhari wants Sharia law throughout Nigeria. In fact, he wants it everywhere.

“I will continue to show openly and inside me the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping all over Nigeria,” Mr. Buhari said. “God willing, we will not stop the agitation for the total implementation of the Sharia in the country.”

Agitation? Is this an indication that Mr. Buhari supports violence because the end goal of the terrorist attacks throughout Nigeria and Africa is an Islamic state? It is a legitimate question that should be asked by leaders of the Obama administration.

Boko Haram has pledged its allegiance and support to ISIS. The Northern Nigerian based Islamic terrorist group wants Sharia law throughout Nigeria and beyond. They are also actively terrorizing Chad, Niger and Cameroon with their goal of an Islamic state.

Mr. Buhari has also spoken sympathetically about members of the terrorist group Boko Haram, has cautioned against a rush to judgement on its members and has personally been selected by the terrorist group to lead its negotiations with the Government of Nigeria.  Mr. Buhari’s election as Nigeria’s head of state would be a disaster for Africa. It would also signal trouble for the West’s fight against ISIS and terrorism throughout the Middle East.



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Anonymous said...

Christie if i am a guy i will come after your hand in marriage, your senses of receiving is so mature and very polite at all times.

The arm robbers that robbed in lekki some days ago where on camouflage, pls let's respect our law.

Stillo

APPLE said...

Nigerian military are animals.

APPLE said...

Animal kingdom for real.. I am based abroad and their uniform men are so friendly, you just walk up to them and take pics. but in Nigeria they are mad dogs.

Wunmi Oghidi said...

Thank God for his life! Am sure it skipped his mind or rather he forgot. Omowunmioghidi@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Aisha,go wear your own camo and when dem catch you speak all this dogo turenchi wey you dey speak here for dem o..you go know what nonsense.

Anonymous said...

We ke?

@Osirmah said...

Lmao.....linda pls remove "Popular " cox I don't know him, if he was rilli popular d soldier would have noticed him na! Lol dem beat am well! It's gonna be Wizkid, Ice Prince, Davido n Patoranking would be d next! Dats d only sign of respect for dem, so we should respect d mouflague!

FF on IG n Twitter @Osirmah

Anonymous said...

When baggers are ready to listen to simple instructions

Anonymous said...

Ur papa nd ur mama wey born u fit fight d boko haram

Anonymous said...

Ur family is worthless idiot

Anonymous said...

And civilian dogs like u that can't respect the military

Anonymous said...

Madame d military ave warned times with out number if I was d one d gospel singer met he would ave become a rapper wen am done with him

Anonymous said...

Tor u wear camo make I catch u nw u go tell me if na GEJ be chief

Anonymous said...

Ur family. Go tire for u oooooo

Anonymous said...

Ur mother would ave swallowed ur sperm while giving ur fada a BJ rather than borning an inbecile like u

Anonymous said...

Ur fada is a tout mad. Man

Anonymous said...

useless nation ...i wear camouflage right here in the Uk and even all countries have visited in europe,no one stops you..Only in a lawless jungle like nigeria such things happen ..

Anonymous said...

SERVES YOU RIGHT. ARE YOU A SOLDIER? NO. ARMY SAYS DO NOT WEAR CAMOS BUT U THINK BECAUSE U R AN ARTIST YOU CAN DO IT...

Anonymous said...

.u get onu ojooo. ekele m gi ooo. dalu

Tricia C said...

animals boko haram de wait una for sambisa

Anonymous said...

Are u for real?

sharon juliet said...

Hahaha, army no send u oo

Anonymous said...

You be big buffoon. Foolish statement. They're worthless to you while they've been out there in the North dying for your stupid ass, and you are here reading Linda Ikeji. Otondo olodo exempted. I no blame you, you subscribe mtn 100 naira come get access to say anything.

Anonymous said...

shut up. why should he wear camouflage. dont you know its illegal?

Anonymous said...

He is even trying to give the military bad publicity instead of showing remourse and he calls himself a gospel artist. i dont blame him when all their pentecostal pastors are busy owning jets and collecting N7b from Jonathan and meddling in politics that is the domain of idol worshippers. this country is just sick.

Anonymous said...

It's a crime

kennedy Ikwuka said...

Dnt mind the fool he doesn't knw dt apart from a military personnel, anyoda person on camoflage is BokoHaram. He is lucky dey didn't kill him, anuofia na agu egwu uka.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree. Violence is never the answer.

Anonymous said...

All over the world shops sell camo clothing, it's only in Nigeria that people readily accept any pronouncement banning them from doing things that they love. In so far as the camo clothing has no rank, why would anyone ban anyone from wearing it?

If the students, youths, lovers of camo clothing would stand up against this, these beatings and harassment would stop. No Nigerian law requires you should not wear camouflage clothing.

Its not carrying BB and expensive phones all over the place, people should put them to good use, mobilize yourselves and reach out to the Senate and house o Reps to pass a law banning anyone from harassing anyone for indulging in what he loves. Nigeria is funny, soon you might see tribes ban people not of their tribe from wearing their traditional clothing and this would easily be acceptable, Phew!! My name: Ortubu

Richard Afon Yinkå Ray said...

Eya ori awo ooo

Anonymous said...

Fool wats ur problem wiv him being a celeb? Odeh!!!

Anonymous said...

Odeh watz ur problem wiv him being a celeb? Hater!!!

Bibian Obunse said...

Eyah,sorry but u shld knw that they dnt like civilians wearing camouflage...

Anonymous said...

I swear......u must be a first degree idiot for saying that the soldiers aren't doing anything about the security challenges in the North East.

mike said...

Lucky u...that was a pat in d back...if i catch u in camo u will wish u werent born..do not wear...simple instruction

Anonymous said...

Well said Ortubu. Small time lawyers go tell us make we no wear black suit. Smh

Subomi said...

peeps had a serious argument about this issue a while ago about if its ok for the public to wear camouflage, heard soldiers hate it!

Anonymous said...

I guess u are a military person cos i dont know why u are taking it so serious dz way. People like u have ur sizes....and u will surely receive it. Dem come beat person like say he b plank....Just wait for d result....ur generation go suffer am...you fool

Anonymous said...

You this wicked fool!! just watchout whtz gonna happen to u. I guess u are not a ghost, u are human like every oda person ba?

Ade Olasengbe said...

eyah, sori

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