Soldier assaulted lady for ‘indecent dressing’ in Ogun


A soldier, whose identity could not be known to all, on Saturday, assaulted a young lady who was dressed in a way he considered ‘indecent’.

The incident occurred around 9:47 am at Oju-Ore in the Ota zone of Ogun State.

The woman, who was clad in some shorts and white sewed coverup, was journeying out and about when she was attacked.

An eyewitness disclosed to The PUNCH that the soldier, who was in a commercial bus, alighted from the bus and pounced on the young lady, unprovoked

Onlookers detailed that he slapped the youngster over and again and when the stunned woman endeavored to flee from the unjustifiable attack, he pulled her back savagely with her meshed long hair.

The soldier was caught on video yanking off the young lady’s blouse and had also wanted to take off her bra when passersby intervened.

They begged him repeatedly before he let go of the lady.

He then joined the commercial bus he was riding in and the driver drove off.

Efforts to reach the spokesman for 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major Olaniyi Osoba, for comments proved abortive on Saturday as his line was switched off as of the time of filing this report.

Last month, soldiers deployed in the streets of Beere in Ibadan, Oyo State, to curb the #EndSARS protests were also caught on camera flogging a woman for what they termed ‘indecent dressing’.

The rights group, Amnesty International, has accused the Nigerian military of committing several acts of abuse some of which include whipping, forced haircuts, and sometimes, extrajudicial killings.


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