Graphic Video: Here's What this "Noble Officer" and his Men did to a lady for obstructing their convoy. Their destination: A drinking Joint.
Follow discussions on this thread on how you can help get justice for this lady. At the very least, Rear Admiral Harry Arogundade should leave the Force.
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Admin and NVS,
I believe post #188 on this thread is offensive to civilisation and should be removed forthwith.
Spoke to Niran Obele this morning c. 9.48am. He confirms that Lagos State Govt's Office of the Public Defender have joined them (on Gov. Fashola's directive) in the civil suit which will be filed this morning. The civil suit will be brought under the Fundamental Human Rights Enforcement provisions made pursuant to the 1999 Constitution.
The Lagos State Government also intends to bring criminal charges against the offenders as soon as Police investigations into the incident have been concluded.
He requests we help them to keep the matter n the front burner or public discuss and sustain public interest in the suit. On finance, he informed me their law firm took up the matter pro bono (free of charge). Only the senior Partner could speak on receiving financial assistance to prosecute the suit.
I will visit their office sometime next week and will make the time to attend as many of the Court sittings as I can. I will also ensure I keep close tabs with Mr. Obele to keep abreast of issues as they develope. I'll post those I can here; others will be communicated via PM to BigK and Admin for further action.
Niran confimed Uzoma and her father's determination to fight this matter to a logical conclusion. And from today's press reports, I think they'll get more than enough assistance from both public and private sectors.
I just spoke with Ms. Uzoma at approximately 12:30pm; she is fortunately in excellent spirits.
I told her about the outpouring of support, sympathy and indignation surrounding the unfortunate assault on her and assured her of a considerable support base for any legal action she might be deciding.
In direct answer to my query about whether she would be taking up the issue legally, she responded with an unequivocal "Yes".
I sent her the NVS website address by txt and encouraged her to visit it herself at her earliest convenience.
Maybe we'll hear from her directly soon if she chooses to register.
God bless Nigerians of goodwill and all our supportive friends.
Re: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
Well done for this post Don.
Re: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
With all due respect Chidi Opara. I think you should just ignore Bode Eluyera's ethnic bait. We are making progress with the issue at hand.
Fellow Nigerian, saw the short video posted and just started weeping for the poor lady. How could this happen in a broad day light in the present age. This is almost unbelievable. This is a gross breach of the lady's fundamental human right and something needed to be done by the govt. The said admiral and his boys need to be dismissed from the Navy and prosecuted for this. Things like this make people think twice before making up their minds if Nigeria is actually the right place for them to live or not. If it's not the navy today, it's the Army or the police who have forcefully collected Â£100 from me some years ago when I came home at the Lagos toll gate to which If I had refused could have resulted into something else. You can imagine such robbery and one has got no recourse to justice. This is just crazy and so saddenning and I think the govt needs to come up with some legislation to address issues like this. Something must be done quickly. I personally think she was lucky to escape with her life 'cos she could have been killed like they have done to many innocent Nigeria if this had happenned in the night. What I know people say is that "Ile baba omo ki bani leru". Meaning (One should not be afraid of his father's house) My people, not in a country like Nigeria and the worst thing is that we have people calling themselves human right lawyers. Shame.
You gave in to corrupt practices by giving out Â£100 to policemen. You also submitted to intimidation and harassment, which makes you less human.
If the very brave Ms Okere had given in to intimidation, we would not be pressing for very strong penalties on the culprits. If bestial arogundade and his stupid guards gets dismissed and put in gaol for a long time, it will send a strong signal to the rest of all people with such tendencies, especially military men.
You compromise yourself and the rest of the society each time you submit to intimidation of that nature.
One day, of course, you must die.
I had the same experience, like most Nigerians, when policemen demanded money from me just because I carried foreign currency. When they discovered I was not going to submit to their brutal threats they let me go. I have had friends and relatives who told me my act was foolish. My reply, we are all dust, onto that dust I shall return, no matter how through any method.
By the bolded, you expect other people to fight your cause while you abandoned that reponsibility to yourself. The joke is on you, your lack of backbone is an irresponsible act of cowardice.
I am not scared to plead my cause or the cause of anyone whose human rights have been trampled on.
Elizabeth, it is quite unfortunate that at a time majority of black people are celebrating Obama, you have to take us back to this very sick mindset of some Nigerians. Be part of the change not a clog in the wheel. For people like you can only delay the wind of change hitting Nigeria.