Watch Rear Admiral Harry Arogundade's Men beat up and strip a helpless lady [Graphic]

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.



Re: Meanwhile, in Nigeria: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
VOR posted on 11-08-2008, 17:59:27 PM
I agree Ewuro but I think the lady brought it upon herself when she wrote that a contributor should learn to watch his/her mouth like the girl in question should have or something along those lines.


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Arogundade has brought more than enough shame to himself and family. The video is everywhere now, he is well named and shamed. Justice demands he also loses his commissin after investigation.

However, the idea of bringing his wife and children to it also sickens me. While we demand jutice in a civilised way, we must not spoil it through a mob action on innocent relatives of the culprit.

The fight against brutality is not just against Arogundade, but against an entrenched tradition of police brutality and of course men in military uniform.

Our struggle would not be in vain the day we do not witness the battering of any citizen in Nigeria no more. The crazy people amongst the military who wants to continue with their bestial behaviour would have noticed they face the strongest penalties if they dare put their bestial instincts to action.

Please let us leave the families of the culprits well out of it, less we be guilty of the same bestial mob action.
Sparks and Things..
Auspicious posted on 11-08-2008, 18:00:15 PM
Dayeeeeemn!

Soffry-Soffry o, Pepo.

Oro buruku toun-terin.

Auspy.
Re: Meanwhile, in Nigeria: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
Bode Eluyera posted on 11-08-2008, 18:07:59 PM
RETIRED CRIMINAL OFFICERS!!!

I told you guys before that whenever a Nigerian soldier is killed outside or inside Nigeria, we must not sympathise with them or their families but REJOICE. They are DEMONS. Instead of protecting us, they loot our treasury and massacre innocent and armless Nigerians. THE nIGERIAN ARMY IS THE PRODUCT OF THE DESCENDANTS OF USMAN DAN FODIO. IT IS THE MOST CORRUPT, INCOMPETENT, VISIONLESS AND MORALLY BANKRUPT GOVERNMENT INSTITUTION IN NIGERIA!

These people were trained and brought with the belief thet they are ABOVE THE LAW. I wrote about this in my article "Leadership, decision-making, the north, military and development in Nigeria (part 1) - available on this site. The article is HIGHLY recommended for those who have not been opportuned to read it. Parts 2 and 3 were written a couple of months ago. They will be posted with time.

It will take a HELL LOT OF WORK to reform the Nigerian army which is PREDOMINANTLY made up of northerners. The ONLY SOLUTION IS TO BREAK UP NIGERIA AND GET RID OF THE DESCENDANTS OF USMAN DAN FODIO
Re: Meanwhile, in Nigeria: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
Bababoyz posted on 11-08-2008, 18:09:14 PM
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However, the idea of bringing his wife and children to it also sickens me. While we demand jutice in a civilised way, we must not spoil it through a mob action on innocent relatives of the culprit..


I strongly agree the family of Arogundade should not be drawn into this. They were not there when he his goons committed the atrocious act, and they should not be penalized for what have no hands in.
Re: Meanwhile, in Nigeria: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
Sisimi posted on 11-08-2008, 18:15:25 PM
the problem is the daughter layo. she was running her mouth on face book and people turned on her. you cannot tell people to stop running her down if she can't learn to let her father fight his battle on his own.

remember that some people in this village did not want us to get involved because uzoma father is military. we did not remember the issue of looking at people as individual principle at that time abi?
Re: Meanwhile, in Nigeria: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
VOR posted on 11-08-2008, 18:37:29 PM
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Just tell me why there was no justice for the other Lady.But want Arogundade's Head now?



Elizabeth, is this lady you? If it is, I can understand your annoyance, however I believe you can still get some form of justice by joining this campaign. Lets join hands to stop this brutality and unnecessary use of sirens and convoys

If this lady is not you, then please accept my apology

Elizabeth Udoudo wrote
at 9:03am
I have tried to refrain myself from posting a comment but thoughts not spoken won't get heard. It is so sad and .... to see what is going on. I sincerely empathize with Uzoma on what happened to her, many of us have had this experience and unfortunately, i would say, probably because we do not have relatives in the force, responses like this did not come in. My children and I were brutalized by The present Imo State Gov's convoy in February this year and my car severely damaged and the man is still in office. The Lagos state Gov has not sent meand my 6 and 4 yearold children legal counsel...I begin to wonder and may conclude that some of us are not safe! It's a good thing that there is Large enough evidence and something is been done about this menace and those men should be brought to serious justice as REAL examples but we should not wait until it happens to a relative of An officer before we go all out to get justice. THE SENATE IS EVEN SUMMONING THE OFFICER INVOLVED!
Re: Meanwhile, in Nigeria: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
YUAN posted on 11-08-2008, 19:40:45 PM
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I have signed a petition on this document but i am even more outraged by seeing those people standing by while this brutality is meted to somebody's daughter.


If you were there,what would you have done with those goons carrying AK47?
You better shine your eyes well well..
We are even lucky that the person who secretly recorded the show of shame was not seen by those 'Mad dogs', if not, his/her camcorder would have been destroyed or seized, and the person will not go without tasting about 10 lashes of horse whip from Arogundade's boys.
Re: Meanwhile, in Nigeria: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
Profegee posted on 11-09-2008, 05:33:58 AM
My fear is that we might be shouting for nothing. By the time the high ranking oficers in Nigerian Army and Navy steps into this matter, all in the name of esprit de corps, they might end up wining and dining over it and laughing it off at the officers' mess with the victim's father "instructing" his daughter to withdraw the case.

What's the next line of action should Uzoma Okere decides to obey her father in withdrawing the case? I just sense the victim would be compelled to back out. How can we still prevent a repeat of this barbaric act.
Re: Meanwhile, in Nigeria: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
Toksy posted on 11-09-2008, 07:55:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Ewuro

However, the idea of bringing his wife and children to it also sickens me. While we demand jutice in a civilised way, we must not spoil it through a mob action on innocent relatives of the culprit..



Originally Posted by bababoyz

I strongly agree the family of Arogundade should not be drawn into this. They were not there when he his goons committed the atrocious act, and they should not be penalized for what have no hands in.





And i strongly disagree. If Layo can go on record to write what she wrote on facebook then am of the opinion that she has inherited her father's barbaric mindset. She obviously didn't see anything wrong in what her father and his "mad dogs" did to this innocent, defenceless nigerian lady. Am sure, if she was in a convoy, in company of her father's goons, she would have meted the same injustice onto Ms Okere, given the same circumstance. That is when you hear words such as "Do u know who i am?....."My father is the Rear Admiral of the Nigerian Navy".....I dined with Chief of Staff, last nite....bla bla bla......what Fela (of blessed memory) tagged, "Power Show"! In effect, i have the right (by birth) to treat commoners like you, like animals!


The sins of the father shall (rightly) be visited onto their offsprings. I understood, Ms. Okere's father is a retired Army Colonel.............
Re: Meanwhile, in Nigeria: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
Soul Sista posted on 11-09-2008, 08:15:03 AM
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Orders CDS to Probe Navy’s Assault on Okere
From Onwuka Nzeshi and Juliana Taiwo in Abuja, 11.09.2008

http://www.thisdayonline.com/nview.php?id=127574

The last may not have been heard on the assault of a lady, Miss Uzoma Okere, daughter of the Seargent-at-Arms at the National Assembly, Col Emeka Okere (rtd) as President Umaru Yar’Adua has directed the Chief of Defence Staff, Chief Marshall Paul Dike, to investigate with immediate effect the incident which led to her beating in Lagos by naval ratings attached to Rear Admiral Harry Arogundade.

Last Thursday, the Nigerian Navy had set up a Board of Inquiry (BoI) to investigate the circumstances surrounding the assault of Miss Okere. The Director of Naval Information, Commodore David Nabaida, had said that the Naval Headquarters had asked the Western Naval Command to initiate proceedings to unravel every detail of the incident.

A top presidency source yesterday said Yar’Adua was “very upset and disappointed” by the incident in which Miss Okere was beaten up and stripped naked by the military personnel for allegedly obstructing the admiral’s convoy and asked that the report of the investigation be made available to him at the earliest possible time.

Miss Okere was said to be allegedly assaulted by naval ratings attached to the convoy of the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Log-istics Command, Sapele, Rear Admiral Henry Arogu-ndade. The ratings alleged that the lady, on being asked to get her car out of the road for the passage of the convoy, came out barefooted and snatched the horsewhip from one of them. They were trying to clear the traffic hold-up along Muri-Okunola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Nabaida had said “we have set up a machinery to investigate the matter to know the full detail of what happened and what roles anyone may have played….And at the end of the investigations, if there are appropriate decisions to be taken, we will take them. Anyone who is remotely involved in any act of misdemeanour will face the appropriate disciplinary measure.\"
The President is said to be saddened by the incident and has vowed that the culprits must be brought to book to serve as a deterrent to others.

When he was contacted on the development, Preside-ntial spokesman, Mr. Olu-segun Adeniyi confirmed the directive by the President to Marshall Dike.
Meanwhile, family members and associates of Arogundade yesterday rose in his defence over the incident stating that the matter was becoming unnecessarily politicised and urged the public to exercise caution until the investigations ordered by the Nigeria Navy was concluded.

In a statement in Abuja, the family said it was shocked by what they called the media hype on the issue and expressed dismay at some of the comments that tended to distort the facts of the case. The statement signed by one Mr. Lanre Oshodi, observed the high level of interest the Lagos State Government, civil rights groups and women organisations have all shown on the matter but said that none of these groups has bothered to conduct detailed investigations on the incident to ascertain the level of involvement of the Nigerian Navy and its officers. According to Oshodi, Arogundade was neither in the convoy when the incident occured nor did he order the assualt on the lady as published in some national dailies.


SS Comment: The family is denying Arogundade's involvement in the incident. Arogundade was not in the convoy? They don't understand the media hype. It appears that Arogundade is not the only one of his sort in his family! They refer to the reactions to that video as hype? Hype? That word is offensive in this context. Even if the man was not involved, even if the victim was an animal, how can anyone watch that video and describe the justified reactions as hype?

As if that is not enough of an offense to our sensibilities, they say Arogundade was not in the convoy. Ehen, hen! So, Naibada, the Navy Spokesperson is lying against their son? Naibada's statements clearly put Arogundade at the scene in a convoy. I understand what they are saying. Since there were two cars in the convoy, according to reports, i.e., the pickup and Arogundade's car and the people who did the dirty work were in the pickup, the convoy was comprised of one vehicle, i.e., the pickup. How smart? They need a dictionary to understand the meaning of the word, convoy.

They say he did not order the beatings. Duh! The problem we have with him is that he did not stop the beatings. Indeed, in order to effect the purpose of bringing the victim to him, she was beaten into submission!

Are these people for real? I don't think they understand that this has gone beyond business as usual. Have they seen the video? They better get a lawyer if they want to continue releasing statements. Like Naibada, they are just making a bad situation worse. They can go and tell their long story to Naibada's Navy investigation team.
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