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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Sorry you feel that way. In line with what Overload is saying, I think Nigerians should learn the power we now have based on development. Even if you cannot challenge an act, put your phone to good use by recording it from a distance and paste it on the web. Somehow, information will go round. If such information gets to NVS, we'll surely fight against injustice.
I remember a certain case of an 11year old boy that was killed in mob action in 2005, someone filmed that event but somehow, they succeeded in closing the case. It was very painful, I wrote to Channels tv (their reporter filmed it) and a few others but then, I hadn't the privilege of this group so what more could I do other than just say my piece.
My sista, there is power in evidence and group action and that's what I'm enjoying here. If any mosquito bites me, I know what to do.
Please have a change of heart.
It is sad that things like this are still happening in Nigeria despite the so much noise about rule of law by our leaders.
I personally support the idea someone raised earlier on this thread to make full page advert in some National newspapers against citizen brutality by men in Uniform based on Uzoma's case. I will personally be willing to donate towards that too or any other decision NVS arrive at.
You really need to see a psychiatrist about your delusion. You can see that the lawyers amogst us in the NVS agree with me that if the victim, Ms Okere [or the well-connected father] says they are not interested in taking the matter to a court, then those of us who would like to take it to court without her consent stand no chance, because of the issues of locus standi.
No one in his correct mind should take a matter to a court knowing s/he stands no chance. That would be an action in futility.
We are now left with other people who are aggrieved and were assaulted by the barking mad Arogundade and his men. The people from price water house firm of accountants. If they agree to go to court, everyman of good conscience should support them.
The military brutality and assault had been going on for too long a time that those military guys presume that they have a power of life and death over civilians. This need to stop. Violence on any man/woman is an assault on our civil liberties. Those who use violence should as a matter of law face prosecution and the attendant penalties which should be very serious indeed.
Quite frankly, the whole Nigeria military and police ethos need a fundamental review/change to bring it in line with the civilised world.
The average miliatry person had been above the law for too long. They call us 'bloody civilians'. If we are going to claim democracy, it is about time we really make military submit themselves to democratic authourities. That means obeying the laws or face the consequences.
I am uplifted by the reaction of the Lagos governor, Tunde Fashola on this issue.
Tiri (3) solid GBOZAs for Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN) of Lagos State, ojare, for his timely expression of indignation and justifiable outrage about the barbarism of (so-called Rear Admiral) Harry Arogundade, and his \"boys\".
As a matter of fact, all 36 state governors in Nigeria, in their capacities as the chief security officers of their respective sates, should be able to drastically curtail such culture of mindless impunity that members of the Nigerian military elite (both serving and retired) seem to revel in, and have, as a matter of fact, presumed to be their statutory privilege and right.
The irony of it all is that, even an ordinary lone bullion van (or off-duty pillot car, or police-carrying kabu-kabu) driver can drive dangerously (at high speeds, against the traffic), or even mindlessly blast all manner of high decibel noises from sirenes, terrorizing road users with impunity, and get away with it, how much more, a WHOLE \"rear admiral\".
With Governor Fashola's exemplary expression of complete and unreserved disgust at the vandalism visited on a lady by (so-called Rear Admiral) Harry Arogundade, and his \"boys\",all other governors in Nigeria should make it their responsibility to curtail the abuse of the traffic laws of their states, especially by soldiers and policemen in non-emergency situations.
That a Lieutenant Colonel Olusegun Obasanjo enjoyed using sirens, moving about at the war front during the Nigerian civil war, does not mean that every colonel, AIG, Air Marshall, Commissioner of Police, brigadier, admiral, general, IGP, or commodore in Nigeria of 2008, should blast a siren, complete with an entourage of well-armed guards, in peace-time Victoria Island! One would have thought that the civil war ended (at Uli-Ihiala air strip) some 38 years ago.
Don Juan-Carlos ABRAXAS (III)
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I have visited the Law firm's website but still cannot get an e-mail address. Can you please send me their e-mail address? or do I send my petition via courier?
They naval barbarian must be brought to book!!! and when they navl ratings are dismissed from service, please let us know, for that is when the fighting will start!!!!
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There's really no need for this. Rear Admiral Harry Olufemi G. Arogundade's negative public behavior last Monday has nothing to do with Umar Musa Yar'Adua
I beg to disagree, the buck stops somewhere, if Arogundade, the Navy, the military etc are unwilling to take action!
I think the idea of creating a video is a brilliant one because even if Uzoma is pressured to drop the case then it still wouldn't matter. The video should not focus on Uzoma but on all the people who have been victims of such brutality. It should be aired on all major TV stations with an open letter to Yaradua in the major dailies asking him what he intends to do about such brutalities against citizens he promised to protect. I commend Fashola for his quick response, still expecting same from Yaradua. I don't trust those Senators though....
Was wondering how long it would take before the debate gets a ethnic eliment, about 200 posts!
I like this Fashola man and I have heard a lot of good work he has been doing in Lagos state. I hope they give him the chance. He is responsive and he took charge immeadiately. Leadership by example. (Abeg, I am not a politician and I am not looking for contract:lol.
Maybe we need CCTV in our streets in Lagos and other towns(NEPA or Power Holders no go gree) or we need Camera marshalls who will work underground to help capture evidences or deter crimes. We have Youtube which is a worldwide publicity machine. It can be used to name and shame. 'I think'........................
The man should be sacked for not intervening, and his boys should be sacked for beating a woman-finito.
Have you ever considered the fact that one of the soldiers could have been dispossed of his firearm during the fracas???
Have you ever considered what this video (that I am sure has found it way out of Nigera) will do to the image of the Nigerian Navy and by extension the Nigerian Army????