There may be need for Lukman Lambo An electronics dealer in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, to undergo a surgery to regain the use of his left eye as a result of injury which was allegedly inflicted on him by soldiers, who also dragged him on the street.
According to eyewitness report, it was said that the girlfriend of one of the soldiers had a disagreement with Lukman’s younger brother, Saheed Lambo.
Saheed and the lady, identified simply as Dasola, were neighbours on Itulubajo Lane, Alhaji Street, Ikorodu and were at the same time into relationship until disagreement over money set in.
We gathered that some residents clashed around 11am on Saturday, November 11, in the house where Saheed lives. And against the wish of her lover, Dasola went to watch the fight and Saheed was said to have rebuked her for pokenosing into other people’s affairs.
At about 5pm on that day, Duasola reportedly led her soldier boyfriend in company with three other soldiers to Saheed’s residence. But unfortunately for Lukman who was on visit to his brother’s house, the soldiers descended heavily on him after they didn’t meet his brother at home.
While recounting his ordeals in the hands of the soldiers, the victim said he was handcuffed to a motorcycle while one of the soldiers rode the bike and dragged him on the street after one of the soldiers believed to be Dasola’s boyfriend had rained blows on his face. Lukman said the soldiers left him only when they saw that the blood had started gushing out his eyes.
Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde-Famous Cole, said, “Investigations commenced after the case was reported. The lady was arrested for conspiring with the soldiers to assault the man. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.
“The Divisional Police Officer found out that the suspects were from an army barracks. We have to write to the Nigerian Army to report their conduct and get them identified so that they could be brought to book.”