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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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Re: Meanwhile, in Nigeria: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
Salstep posted on 11-13-2008, 06:42:03 AM
QUOTE:
How about:

MILITARY AND POLICE ASSAULT IS A CRIME. Beat a civlian, go to jail.




Hmmm. i like.
Re: Meanwhile, in Nigeria: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
Tonsoyo posted on 11-13-2008, 07:15:04 AM
QUOTE:
I don't think bands will have the same impact as stickers. Bands will just become a fashion accessory. Whereas a sticker is a moving billboard. All that is required is a strapline that stands out.

The pure water idea could work in addition to the stickers.



The fact that it can also pass as a fashion accessory is the reason it should be more desirable. That is the whole idea of a wrist-band. Fashionable-message-delivery. People may decide to start combining them with different outfits, it will make the awareness permanent in our consciousness.

People like to jump on the bandwagon of fashion express, so no one will be left behind, it propagate the message more. How many Nigerians drives a car?

The Car-Stickers should be to compliment the wrist-bands.
Re: Meanwhile, in Nigeria: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
Salstep posted on 11-13-2008, 07:23:38 AM
QUOTE:
The fact that it can also pass as a fashion accessory is the reason it should be more desirable. People may decide to start combining them with different outfits, it will make the awareness permanent in our consciousness.

People like to jump on the bandwagon of fashion express, so no one will be left behind, it propagate the message more. How many Nigerians drives a car?

The Car-Stickers should be to compliment the wrist-bands.


I see your point, but i still think the message will be lost. A band may bring some awareness, but i doubt the message will reach the intended target, which is the people in uniform. Am all for both, but a band on its own will only carry a hidden message.
Re: Meanwhile, in Nigeria: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
Salstep posted on 11-13-2008, 07:38:27 AM
QUOTE:
Navy summons Rear Admiral to DHQ over assault on lady
By Sola Adebayo and Sunday Aborisade
Published: Thursday, 13 Nov 2008
http://www.punchng.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art20081113311054

Indications emerged on Wednesday that the naval authorities had summoned Rear Admiral Harry Arogundade to Abuja over the assault on a lady, Miss Uzoma Okere, in Lagos on November 3.

Uzoma was beaten up and stripped half naked by six naval ratings attached to Arogundade, the Flag Officer, Commanding Logistic Command of the Nigerian Navy, Oghara, Delta State.

The summon comes exactly three days after the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Paul Dike, ordered the Navy to thoroughly investigate the incident which attracted widespread condemnation from within and outside the country.

Our correspondent in Warri gathered from a very reliable source in the Navy that a team had been constituted to drill Arogundade on the assault.

Our source, who is with the command in Oghara, said Arogundade left for Abuja through Lagos on Tuesday.

It was learnt at the command that Arogundade was directed to come in company with the ratings who assaulted Uzoma, the daughter of the National Assembly Sergeant-At-Arms, Col. Emmanuel Okere (rtd.).

The source said, \"The FOC (Arogundade) has left the command in response to the summons of DHQ over the alleged assault on a lady in Lagos by the ratings attached to him. You can go to his office and you will discover that he's not around.

\"The man just packed his bags and baggage en-route Lagos for Abuja on Tuesday. The order asking him to report in Abuja came suddenly on Monday.

\"You know that the incident has discredited the armed forces and the CDS was very disturbed by the negative publicity it has attracted both in the local and international media.

\"The FOC was billed to return to Oghara when the order came and he had to put things in order immediately and departed from Lagos . He left in company with the six ratings who caused the trouble for him in Lagos as directed by the DHQ.

\"They will appear before the in-house board of enquiry set up by DHQ on the matter before Friday. It is unfortunate that these ratings caused the problem for the FOC.
\"The incident has rubbished the image of not only the Navy but the armed forces in general. It has especially eroded the gains of the campaign for better military/civil relationship by the present leadership of the armed forces.\"

Efforts on Wednesday to get official confirmation of Arogundade's summon at the Public Relations Unit of the command were futile.

The Head of the unit was not around when one of our correspondents called at his office. He also could not be reached on the telephone.

However, a senior officer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that the summon was in line with the position of the CDS that the incident should be investigated.

Meanwhile, the Centre for Human Rights and Ethics in Development has demanded the immediate retirement of Arogundade for allegedly allowing the naval ratings to assault Uzoma.

The group, in a statement by its Senior Programme Officer, Mr. Akin Salvage, on Wednesday said that the incident was an indication that some security officers in the country were yet to learn to be tolerant.

It described as barbaric, \"a situation whereby a defenseless lady would be physically assaulted on the street of Lagos, chained and taken into unlawful detention by some uneducated, untrained and unenlightened naval ratings while transporting their boss home.\"

The group commended President Umaru Yar'Adua's order of full investigation into the incident and advised that the report of the probe should be made public.

\"Admiral Arogundade, if found culpable, should be retired out-rightly from service to serve as deterrent to other erring officers who always trample the rights of innocent members of the public, while the ratings should be dismissed,\" it added.

CHRED said part of Arogundade's retirement benefits should be set aside, to pay compensation to the victim.

It said, \"The fact that Arogundade blared siren was another offence he committed against the land, because he is not covered by traffic laws to make use of it on the roads.

\"If Arogundade were to have behaved this way in a western country , he would probably be cooling off in jail.\"


Look like the ratings are going to take the rap for Rear Animal.
Re: Meanwhile, in Nigeria: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
WaleAkin posted on 11-13-2008, 08:55:45 AM
I just had a tete a tete with a good Friend of mine resident in Lagos and he laughed at the Wristband idea. His reason? It will ONLY take one serious beating of a "Wearer" by the Police on frivolous charges and the word will spread like wild fire! He further opined that a sticker on a vehicle stopped by the Police will go a long way to put the owner (and passenger(s) of course) in wahala, he jocularly retorted "Wale, make una no try am ohhh, e go cause wahala, na we dey here 24/7, all of una just dey come, dey go except few of una wey just dey relocate, by the time, police beat drivers and ask them to remove the stickers, una go just waste money ohhh. Abeg, do something that will not put their lives in danger, police Men are not normal, i dey tell you ohh"

We dont want to put the lives of our Masses in danger..........No?

The Pure Water idea is ringing back again! What about BILLBOARD adverts? Media Houses like Optimum Exposure or Rosabel Advertising will do a good job!
Re: Meanwhile, in Nigeria: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
Pa Bj posted on 11-13-2008, 09:03:14 AM
QUOTE:
I just had a tete a tete with a good Friend of mine resident in Lagos and he laughed at the Wristband idea. His reason? It will ONLY take one serious beating of a \"Wearer\" by the Police on frivolous charges and the word will spread like wild fire! He further opined that a sticker on a vehicle stopped by the Police will go a long way to put the owner (and passenger(s) of course) in wahala, he jocularly retorted \"Wale, make una no try am ohhh, e go cause wahala, na we dey here 24/7, all of una just dey come, dey go except few of una wey just dey relocate, by the time, police beat drivers and ask them to remove the stickers, una go just waste money ohhh. Abeg, do something that will not put their lives in danger, police Men are not normal, i dey tell you ohh\"

We dont want to put the lives of our Masses in danger..........No?

The Pure Water idea is ringing back again! What about BILLBOARD adverts? Media Houses like Optimum Exposure or Rosabel Advertising will do a good job!


Wale,

Tell your friend that he is a coward......PERIOD!!!

Give the stickers or bands, let me display it and see who will arrest or beat me???

Infact, if and when you start distribute the bands or stickers, some policemen will use it as well.

Pa Bj
Re: Meanwhile, in Nigeria: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
WaleAkin posted on 11-13-2008, 09:08:26 AM
QUOTE:
Wale,

Tell your friend that he is a coward......PERIOD!!!

Give the stickers or bands, let me display it and see who will arrest or beat me???

Infact, if and when you start distribute the bands or stickers, some policemen will use it as well.

Pa Bj
You are right cos i told him that also but lets look at his opinion from the angle of the Police who are not well trained. I am so sure that they will cause trouble with the stickers! I am so sure!
Re: Meanwhile, in Nigeria: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
Tonsoyo posted on 11-13-2008, 09:11:21 AM
QUOTE:
QUOTE:
I just had a tete a tete with a good Friend of mine resident in Lagos and he laughed at the Wristband idea. His reason? It will ONLY take one serious beating of a \\"Wearer\\" by the Police on frivolous charges and the word will spread like wild fire! He further opined that a sticker on a vehicle stopped by the Police will go a long way to put the owner (and passenger(s) of course) in wahala, he jocularly retorted \\"Wale, make una no try am ohhh, e go cause wahala, na we dey here 24/7, all of una just dey come, dey go except few of una wey just dey relocate, by the time, police beat drivers and ask them to remove the stickers, una go just waste money ohhh. Abeg, do something that will not put their lives in danger, police Men are not normal, i dey tell you ohh\\"

We dont want to put the lives of our Masses in danger..........No?

The Pure Water idea is ringing back again! What about BILLBOARD adverts? Media Houses like Optimum Exposure or Rosabel Advertising will do a good job!



But my people sef too dey fear

I no wan die

I don build house

I never build house

I don born pikin

I never born pikin

Mama dey for house
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti (1938-1997)

The struggle we are about to embark on requires the courage of the masses amd willingness to stand up to be successful. Those billboards will amount to a waste of money.
Remember several of those about Naira Abuse and WAI, who paid them attention.

For this effort to be successful it require grassroot participation and the will to stand up if they witness some body being harassed by uniformed men.

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Have no fear for atomic energy,
cause none of them can stop the time.
How long shall they kill our prophets,
While we stand aside and look? ooh!
Some say its just a part of it:
Weve got to fulfil de book.

Wont you help to sing
These songs of freedom? -
cause all I ever have:
Redemption songs;
Redemption songs;
Redemption songs
Bob Marley (1945-1981)
Re: Meanwhile, in Nigeria: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
Soul Sista posted on 11-13-2008, 09:40:49 AM
I really like the wristband idea. But, I think the argument that the masses should wear the wristbands would have more weight if we lived in Nigeria and were planning to wear the bands with the masses. It is a bit rich to be speaking of cowardice of the masses from the comfort of the Diaspora.

If we can get the other groups organizing from within Nigeria, e.g., Ebun Olatoye's group that is taking the lead on the Uzoma Video to buy into the wristband idea, then I would be more comfortable because they are speaking out and taking the risk at the same time.

I remember being in a car that had a sticker that read:

I will not give bribes


I was given serious trouble by LASTMA in Lagos for that sticker. It is a long story that need not detain us here. Let's just say that God raised the proverbial "man from afar" to save me and the driver. And, that one na ordinary LASTMA.


Soul Sista a/k/a Soul Sizzling
Re: Meanwhile, in Nigeria: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
Namio posted on 11-13-2008, 10:25:40 AM
Pity! O ma seo.

We are grabbing at anything to be relevant but our ideas are that of Oyinbo pepper with little relevance to the masses. It is a helpless situation but we do not have to feel helpless, we have awakened many people in Nigeria to this cause.

What about a leaflets campaign (Awo style from helicopter or molue) distributed to certain universities, cities and villages. Whoever is bold enough can paste it, post it, wear it especially our university students.


QUOTE:
I really like the wristband idea. But, I think the argument that the masses should wear the wristbands would have more weight if we lived in Nigeria and were planning to wear the bands with the masses. It is a bit rich to be speaking of cowardice of the masses from the comfort of the Diaspora.

If we can get the other groups organizing from within Nigeria, e.g., Ebun Olatoye's group that is taking the lead on the Uzoma Video to buy into the wristband idea, then I would be more comfortable because they are speaking out and taking the risk at the same time.

I remember being in a car that had a sticker that read:

I will not give bribes


I was given serious trouble by LASTMA in Lagos for that sticker. It is a long story that need not detain us here. Let's just say that God raised the proverbial \"man from afar\" to save me and the driver. And, that one na ordinary LASTMA.


Soul Sista a/k/a Soul Sizzling
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