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
Soul Sista posted on 11-12-2008, 11:51:08 AM
All:

Following on Tonsoyo's last post addressed to me, these are the suggestions on the ground now for moving forward against military/police on civillian brutality in Nigeria:

1. Calls to military attachees and Defence Spokespersons (We need phone numbers. I will look through the Spanish threads for the numbers of the Nigerian Embassies all over the world and post them on this thread later. Can anyone volunteer re: Defence Spokespersons?)

2. Video (We need volunteers for committee)

3. Handbands (We need volunteers to investigate price, quantity and take charge of distribution. I can help with investigating price and quantity. Anyone else interested? Any one else ever made handbands before?)

4. Newspaper advert (Tonsoyo: Would you be willing to take the lead on a draft that you can circulate on this thread for comments? Ahaoma and others with contacts in the press: Can we get newspapers to print this advert free? )

People, abeg, no say ah be headmistress o, I am just trying to get us moving not to take charge o.

Soul Sista a/k/a Soul Sizzling
Re: Meanwhile, in Nigeria: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
WaleAkin posted on 11-12-2008, 11:59:02 AM
Captions suggestions pls:

STOP BEATING US, WE ARE NOT COWS
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NIGERIANS SAY NO TO UNFIROMED MEN BRUTALITY
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YOUR OFFICIAL SIREN IS DEAFENING, PUT IT OFF NOW
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IF YOU BEAT US AGAIN, WE WILL RETALIATE, BEWARE!
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If we do 10,000 copies of these stickers and give out at major bus stops to commuters and drivers, it will go a very long way.

Now, how much will this cost us pls?

God bless NVS!
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Auspicious posted on 11-12-2008, 12:00:13 PM
QUOTE:
..lets (...)...use Uzoma's case to drum a big support on behalf of the ordinary Nigerian!


It's called \\"Looking At the Big Picture\\".

Hopefully Tonsoyo realizes this.

L'Auspicious.
Re: Meanwhile, in Nigeria: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
Ewuro posted on 11-12-2008, 12:02:01 PM
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I guess we can agree to disagree. You don't know her father, and you are only here assuming and generalizing. There are bunch of decent military officers in Nigeria- whether you believe it or not. A force of 250 000 or more cannot be all bad as you posit.

And it is a fallacy that her case is made any special because it is her father. The movement started long before we knew who her father was; it was based purely on video evidence. I am dissapointed at your lack of objectivity. You should know better..not that I expect you to admit it.

Let us however not draw away from what we agree on: brutality on Nigerians by the uniformed force is unacceptable. C'est Finis.


Busanga
We have enough evidence to conclude that Uzoma's father was actively involved in the brutalisation of members of the public even as a civilian sergeant-at-arms.

That should not stop our campaign for justice for Uzoma and others who have cases of official harassment and assault against government and military officials.

You may be able to cite a few military officers who are not brutish. The fact is Nigerian miltary has an entrenched tradition of brutality, not only against members of the public, but in the treatment of soldiers, ratings, air men and sometimes officers.

It is this institution of brutality in the armed forces that needs to end.
Re: Meanwhile, in Nigeria: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
Busanga posted on 11-12-2008, 12:05:26 PM
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Busanga
We have enough evidence to conclude that uzoma's father was actively involved in the brutalisation of members of the public even as a civilian sergeant-at-arms.

Tha should not stop our campaign for justice for Uzoma and others who have cases of official harassment and assault against government and military officials.

You may be able to cite a few military officers who are not brutish. The fact is Nigerian miltary has an entrenched tradition of brutality, not only against members of the public, but in the treatment of soldiers, ratings,air men and sometimes officers.

It is this instiotution of brutality in the armed forces that needs to end.


My man, the military is not the problem. I guarantee you that 80% of Nigerians on NVS will act in ways very similar to this Admiral if they have the same experiences and position as he does. The problem is the Nigerian "big manism" mentality. I will suggest we shy away from demonizing the military.

In our schools, in our homes, and even in public service- we continoulsy brutalize ourselves resorting to whips and canes, when persuasion fails us like animals. Some will even defend these practices as "tradition". Teachers and Seniors beat on their students and juniors, parents assault their kids and husbands beat up their wives like she is their slave. Even women have begun to kick their husband butts as well! The military indeed is a reflection of our society- and may be if we stop brutalizing our children at home, they will not end up being the police officers and military men that brutalize us on the street. My two cents.
A Moment of Musing
Auspicious posted on 11-12-2008, 12:14:09 PM
Hi, Folks!

A QUESTION FOR US TO PONDER UPON:

DO WE NOW JETTISION OUR PETITION, NOW THAT WE HAVE DISCOVERED THAT OKERE'S FATHER, TOO, HAD COMMITED THE SAME SIN AT SOME POINT IN HIS LIFE?

SHOULD WE NOW FOCUS SO MUCH ON THE FACT THAT THIS MAY/MAYN'T BE A DOG-EAT-DOG CASE, AND RISK LOSING THE PRIVILEGE THAT THIS MOMENT AFFORDS US TO PUT AN END TO THIS KIND OF BRUTALITY IN THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY?

I am Auspicious.
Big-k posted on 11-12-2008, 12:16:11 PM
Folks,

Here's a report from a NVS member who has been active on the ground. He met Uzoma's lawyers today, with a view ton seeing how we can coordinate efforts

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I was at the Ikeyi Arifayan's Lagos Office this afternoon. .....
Leave to enforce the FHR was granted by the court today. Uzoma was in Court.

I tried to get a copy of the process, but cos of issues of client privilege, they were unwilling. I have instructed a colleague to help me apply for and obtain a CTC of the processes filed before the court.

The main area they request assist (apart from the publicity) is in sharing of research materials on Human Rights issues by NVS lawyers. They welcomed any articles, laws etc wecould refer them to from common law jurisdictions in particular.

As soon as I get the copy of the processes, I find a way of uploading it to NVS lawyers for their comments.

Niran struck me as focused, humble and competent. He also has a background in student activism as a Welfare Officer of OAU Student Union. He's prepared to take the matter the whole hog.

Finally, the action is on to legs. Istly on the issue of the Uzoma's rights. 2ndly on the proprietry of Military using sirens, horsewhips etc on civilian roads etc.

My regards


QUOTE:
Hi, Folks!

A QUESTION FOR US TO PONDER UPON:

DO WE NOW JETTISION OUR PETITION, NOW THAT WE HAVE DISCOVERED THAT OKERE'S FATHER, TOO, HAD COMMITED THE SAME SIN AT SOME POINT IN HIS LIFE?



Good question. As I stated in a post yesteday, its not about Uzoma... As far as i'm concerned, i'll do the same if the victim is Arogundade's daughter.
Re: Meanwhile, in Nigeria: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
WaleAkin posted on 11-12-2008, 12:25:00 PM
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I was at the Ikeyi Arifayan's Lagos Office this afternoon. .....
Leave to enforce the FHR was granted by the court today. Uzoma was in Court.

I tried to get a copy of the process, but cos of issues of client privilege, they were unwilling. But I was allowed to peruse the document. I have instructed a colleague to help me apply for and obtain a CTC of the processes filed before the court.
Whats FHR and CTC? Fundamental Human Rights? Whats CTC pls.
Re: Meanwhile, in Nigeria: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
Foxcatcher posted on 11-12-2008, 12:27:13 PM
I was at the IkeyiArifayan's Lagos Office this afternoon.

Leave to enforce the FHR was granted by the court today. Uzoma was in Court.

I have commenced process to obtain a CTC of the processes filed before the court by weekend (d.v.).

They emphasised their handling of the case is strictly pro bono.

They also confirmed that Uzoma never gave Festus Keyamo any authority to represent her. They h/e felt it a distraction and decided to ignore him. The lawyers are mainly into tax and electricity law.

Niran struck me as focused, humble and competent. He also has a background in student activism as a Welfare Officer of OAU Student Union. He's prepared to take the matter the whole hog.

We exchanged ideas on the suit and other similar issues.

Finally, the action is on to legs. Istly on the issue of the Uzoma's rights. The 2nd is more systemic and focuses on the proprietry of Military using sirens, horsewhips etc on civilian roads etc.

Ciao
Re: Meanwhile, in Nigeria: Naval ratings beat, strip lady naked
Tonsoyo posted on 11-12-2008, 12:35:10 PM
QUOTE:
QUOTE:
I guess we can agree to disagree. You don't know her father, and you are only here assuming and generalizing. There are bunch of decent military officers in Nigeria- whether you believe it or not. A force of 250 000 or more cannot be all bad as you posit.

And it is a fallacy that her case is made any special because it is her father. The movement started long before we knew who her father was; it was based purely on video evidence. I am dissapointed at your lack of objectivity. You should know better..not that I expect you to admit it.

Let us however not draw away from what we agree on: brutality on Nigerians by the uniformed force is unacceptable. C'est Finis.


I had my reservation the moment I learnt that she is a daughter of another military man and I expressed it. Because I knew for a fact that only a few of them have not been involved in one form of oppression or the other.

I was muscled out of my land in Magodo close to Chief Akinyele's house by a senior military guy when it was still possible to get a plot there for about N300,000.00 the same land now goes for about 16-18 million per plot.

It did not take long before a news of such inhuman treatment reported as far back as 2005 when none of this was envisaged surfaced about her father. What more objectivity do we need? The chicken has come home to roost.

I hate brutality or oppression of any kind, but on Lateesha's quote I stand "Thank God for her stripes"
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