A man simply identified as Umar Abdulaziz, has met his untimely end at the hands of four unidentified soldiers after he was tortured to death for allegedly stealing a neighbour’s phone in Ganaye Local Government area of Adamawa State.
According to reports, Fatima (the neighbour) had on Monday accused Abdulaziz of stealing her phone and reported him to one of the soldiers who happened to be her lover.
The soldier along with three of his colleagues came to the house and dragged Abdulaziz to one corner where he was reportedly given a beating of his life until he went into coma.
Concerned neighbours immediately reported the matter to a nearby Police Station after which policemen came and rush the victim to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
An eyewitness said, “The lady lived on the next street to mine. Our house is around the barracks in Ganaye. She had a disagreement with Abdulaziz and the next thing was for her to call her soldier lover to deal with the victim.
“She accused the man of stealing her mobile phone. She also said the man beat her up and told her lover to deliver her from his grasp. When the lover came, there were four soldiers in all. They dragged Abdulaziz out of the house and off to an unknown location.
“They did not even ask what happened. They used knives to injure Abdulaziz. The victim collapsed, the police were invited and they came to the house. I am not sure whether they arrested any of the soldiers.”
“It is wrong for soldiers to harass civilians and even to the point of death. The military and police authorities must investigate this matter and bring the soldiers to book,” he said.
A source told our correspondent that upon realizing that Abdulaziz was not going to make it in the hospital, the soldiers dragged him back to the entrance to his house, and left him for dead at the door.
“It was his siblings that later came and rushed him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead,” he added.
Confirming the incident, the State Police Spokesperson, DSP Othman Abubakar, said the force is already on the manhunt for the four soldiers and that full investigation has begun to get to the root of the matter.
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Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
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In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
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Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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