The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, has confirmed the death of a man, Adeola Oyekan, brutalised by soldiers of 174 Battalion in Ikorodu, Lagos.
Oyeyemi assured the deceased’s family that all the perpetrators would be brought to book.
“The deceased’s landlady had invited the military after a misunderstanding over two-month rent arrears the victim owed.
On arriving at the house, the soldiers manhandled and brutalised the deceased, landing him in the Pillars Hospital, Ogijo.” an eye witness to the incident disclosed on Twitter.
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Oyeyemi said, “The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has directed that the landlady and the son should be arrested.
“Through that, the son will be able to identify the soldiers.”
Oyekan’s case is coming two weeks after some soldiers of the 174 Battalion allegedly brutalised a woman, Ruth Orji.
Orji’s case has been taken to court.
The Orji’s incident which occured on 12 March, according to the Division’s spokesperson, , Lt.-Col. Olaolu Daudu, happened in Odoguyan, Ikorodu area of Lagos.
It involved soldiers of 174 Battalion and the woman attacked has been identified in various reports as Ruth Orji.