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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As per dis beating matter... my people, the whole thing tire person! Dem say craze dey get wetin pass am, but as for Naija, there is absolutely no method to that country's madness.
Come to think of it...except they double as goat herders, why would uniformed personnel carry horsewhips in the 21st century? Who knows? Perhaps 'bloody civillians' must be synonymous with 'bloody horses' or 'ewu goathead'!
You know what? I think every Nigerian should arm himself with at least a 5 pixel camera! That is what it takes to get some kind of justice in this country!
It is not only about writing big grammar here. Let everyone write the Chief of Defence Staff and get at least other 5 friends who are Nigerians to do same.
this is the copy of the letter I sent the CDS
From: "OLAIDE OMIDEYI"
Compliments and I trust you are doing fine there. I write to express my outrage, sadness and agony over the behaviour of men of the Nigerian Navy who brutalised a lady in public. The Naval ratings were the escorts of one of your senior officers, Vice Admiral Arogundade who as a senior officer and a perceived gentleman by virtue of being an officer, should have prevented the Naval ratings from such barbaric act that has tarnished the image of the Nigerian Navy and reduce the esteem in which most Nigerians held the service. It is not an allegation because the video is on the Internet for whoever cares to watch. Where then are the gains of democracy if Nigerians could still be brutalised by men in uniform? How do we feel secure? I, as a concerned Nigerian demand for justice to be done and the culprits including the Vice Admiral to be brought to justice. With your position as the Chief of Defence Staff, what Nigerians expect from you is a total condemnation of this act and an apology to the lady victim and Nigerians in general. The whole world is watching to see how you will treat this issue of bestial behaviour by men in uniform, whose salaries are paid by the government to protect citizens brutalising the same citizens. Do you wonder why foreigners treat Nigerians like third class citizens and humiliate us everywhere? It is because of behaviour like this and this must stop. Please do not wait until Nigerians get tired of this and take matters into their own hands before you act. The time is now! Vice Admiral Arogundade must be made to answer for this outrage against Nigerians and against the Navy because everyone is now mentioning the Nigerian Navy and you need to exonerate the Nigeiran Navy, let the world know that what Arogundade and those Naval ratings did was an exception and not the rule and give a promise and an undertaking that those responsible would be made to face the music. Lastly, ensure that justice is not only done but seen to have been done by all Nigerians. A mesage from and other concerned Nigerians "WE ARE TIRED OF BEING BRUTALIZED IN OUR OWN COUNTRY". Thanks and kind regards Olaide Omideyi
Thanks for your effort. However if you read through many posts before yours, you will notice that very robust actions, much more potent, had been taken by respectable villagers, the lawyers amongst us, and to my upliftment the honorable governor of lagos State, the human righths group, our indefatagable Wole Soyinka and many more.
The actions would be on many fronts. One of these is litigation. In which case we might need a lot of GRAMMAR in and out of the courts.
Another action might be through Legislation. Another set of grammar would be needed.
We might need to look again into our legislation to see what lapses are there and tighten it so that no one is left in doubt that all brutalities by anybody, no matter, how highly placed would end in the the strongest penalties gainst the perpetrators.
Public sensitisation is also needed so that the public knows that they do not have to accept an assault on themselves just because their tomentor is in a military or poilce uniform.
Heres another one with okada drivers that happened way before, this looks like its been on youtube since 2007 . Why would you order a grown ass man to roll in water and lash him with whips kilode...or tell him to lie on the ground and start whipping them??.....I cannot begin to imagine the pain the ppl on the streets go thru each day in the hands of these ppl...the voices of the ppl on the streets in Nigeria are the ones that needs to be heard, the ones who have lost someone , properties and their livelihood.
The woman(with the 2 kids) who was beaten she needs to be on this video if any is done....would help if she has pictures of scars , hospital bills etc etc....damn!!!
Nearly everybody has had an experience, i recently saw a thread on NVS about a banker who was killed on a drive back home at night and they said it was an accident...unfortunately there really was no evidence to back it up , other than eye witnesses saying he was killed and I bet no one will come forward to testify....*sigh*... I need a break!!!
Navy sets up Board of Inquiry, defends Arogundade
Speaking when Vanguard contacted him on the issue, Director of Naval Information, Commodore David Nabaida said: “We have set up machinery to fully investigate the matter. A board of inquiry with the naval police involved is looking into the matter.
He gave the navy account of the incident: “What really happened is that there was a traffic problem usually associated with Lagos and the escorts of the Admiral jumped down to go clear the traffic in front. Along the way, a rating used his whip to hit the car, urging the lady to move.
“Instead, she jumped out of her car, switched it off, and forcefully took the whip from him (rating), telling him that we are in a democracy, that he (rating) had no right to hit her car.
A colleague of the rating then followed the lady and collected the whip from her. When the Admiral learnt that there was altercation between a lady and a rating in front, he asked that the lady be brought to him.
“She resisted and in the process of taking her to the Admiral, her shirt got torn. When the Admiral asked her what happened, she owned up to forcefully taking the whip from the rating and apologised for the behaviour, saying she was stressed up, that was why she behaved that way,” he said.
He said the Admiral later got to know that the father of the lady, Colonel Okere (rtd), who is the Sergeant-at-arms in the Senate, was two years his senior at the Nigerian Military School (NMS), and they both spoke during which Okere apologised for the conduct of his daughter.
Commodore Nabaida said: “That does not mean we would let it die like that. In Lagos area where the incident happened, the Flag Officer Commanding is looking into the matter. The fact that we didn’t say anything before now is because we needed to know what happened. It is not that we are covering anybody or that somebody is above the law. We don’t condone our boys beating up anybody or harassing anybody.
“We are very sensitive to how the public perceive us as a service. The general thrust of the armed forces is centred on building public confidence. We cannot be seen to be doing this and go against it. Individuals should be held accountable for their actions.
“It is wrong for anybody to assume that the Navy is lawless or they go about beating people. The impression was wrongly given that Admiral Arogundade was part of the altercation whereas he is a complete gentleman an amiable officer who even sought to resolve the matter as an elder.
“It (incident) should not be used as a basis to run a complete service down. This is a service where officers and men are deployed to very dangerous trouble spots, dying to protect the territorial integrity of the nation.
In fact, if you know the casualty the Navy has suffered this year alone in the Niger Delta, you will appreciate what I am talking about. So, for anybody to say the Navy is lawless or we are wasting tax payers money is way off the mark because we also pay taxes. So, Nigerians should learn not to jump to conclusions without hearing the other side,” he said.
LMAO ....they are kidding right??...okay lets even assume this was true and she indeed said this was democracy is whipping and dragging her and beating her the way to apprehend her??.....seriously do these ppl have any brains at all....??...and yes if she said that...she is right he had no right whatsoever to hit her car....he had no right....
Why would she not resist to be taken to somewhere unknown, did they explain to her where she was been taken to and why??.....
Isn't there suppose to be a process you go through when apprehending someone, shouldnt that be a part of their training in navy school....wait should navy ppl be arresting ppl sef?, no be work of police be that?? abi all of them na one and the same entity??....i mean waddahell....this is ridiculous..
lol@her shirt got torn....oh my God thank God for the video shaa...enough said....
This David Naibada should be terminated along with Arogundade. On one hand, he says they are conducting an investigation. On the other he tells the story of the event as if he was there. Where do we get these kinds of third rate idiots from? Who the hell are these people? What an idiot! He says that it is in the process of taking her to the Admiral that her shirt got torn. Has this fool seen the video? Has he seen how her shirt came off while they were beating her? Has it occured to this Naibada of a senseless cow that her shirt could have been torn during the beating? And, pray you, who the hell is this Admiral that a Nigerian citizen must be taken to him by fire or by force? What an idiot! Who breeds these goats?
You know what, we should get the home towns and churches/mosques of these goats and ensure that a copy of our letter gets into the hands of their traditional rulers and pastors/imams as well. Which schools do their children go? Yes, the principals of those schools too should get the letters. Who are their bank managers? Yes, they too should get the letters. And, including this Naibada that is running his mouth. What an idiot!
Please where is this Arogundade from? Which Yoruba town are the Arogundades from? I am serious, we should take the shame right to his town too.
Soul Sista a/k/a Soul Sizzling
Please can someone in Abuja arrange for the video of Uzoma being beaten to be sent to Commodore Nabaida so he can also explain to the public what kind of resistance the girl put up while being taken to Arogundade...It is clear that the Navy is full of people like Arogundade.