A Nigerian army officer identified as Corporal Omoh F, has reported been arrested for beating a woman at an ATM in Lagos.
Major Olaniyi Osoba, the spokesman for the Nigerian army, has confirmed that corporal Omoh who was among the 9 Brigade has been detained.
“I can confirm to you that he has been detained and investigations are still ongoing to get justice for his actions,” Osoba told ‘The PUNCH’ in an interview on Monday.
The arrest of the army officer follows after the victim Ada-Oma identified online as @vels20 took to her Twitter wall and shared a video from her encounter with him at the bank premises.
The lady alleged that the said soldier had tried to jump an ATM queue when she quickly confronted him. The corporal, according to the lady, got furious and decided to lash her with his belt.
In her own word, she wrote:
“I WAS JUST ASSAULTED BY AN ARMY OFFICIAL THIS MORNING 26/10/2020 AT THE ATM STAND OF UBA AT THEIR OSHODI BRANCH.”
“I WAS IN THE ATM QUEUE AND THIS ARMY OFFICER ASKED ME TO MOVE SO HE COULD PASS. I ASKED HIM IF HE WAS IN THE QUEUE THAT THERE IS A QUEUE. HE FLARED UP AS YOU WILL SEE IN THE VIDEO BELOW, AND BEFORE I KNEW WHAT HAPPENED HE BROUGHT OUT HIS BELT AND HIT ME.”
“THIS HAPPENED AT UBA BRANCH IN OSHODI AND THE SECURITY MEN WERE THERE. I LITERALLY CRIED MY WAY TO THE OFFICE. I NEVER INSULTED HIM. HE THREATENED TO MAKE ME BLEED IN MY OWN COUNTRY BECAUSE I ASKED IF HE WAS IN THE QUEUE. I WANT JUSTICE.”
Watch the video below: