Man To Undergo Eye Surgery After Soldiers Chained Him To Motorcycle, Dragged Him On Ikorodu Street
An electronics dealer in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, Lukman Lambo, may have to undergo a surgery to regain the use of his left eye, PUNCH reports.
The injury was allegedly inflicted on him by soldiers, who also dragged him on the street.
It was said that the girlfriend of one of the soldiers had a disagreement with Lukman’s younger brother, Saheed Lambo.
Saheed and the lady, identified simply as Dasola, were neighbours on Itulubajo Lane, Alhaji Street, Ikorodu.
It was learnt that the duo were lovers, until a few weeks ago when a disagreement over money strained their relationship.
Also, some reportedly residents clashed around 11am on Saturday, November 11, in the house where Saheed lives.
It was said that Dasola went to watch the altercation.
Saheed was said to have rebuked her for poking her nose into a situation that did not concern her.
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At about 5pm on that day, Dasola reportedly led her soldier boyfriend in company with three other soldiers to Saheed’s residence.
The soldiers did not meet Saheed at home, but they descended on his elder brother, Lukman, who was on a visit.
The victim disclosed that one of the soldiers believed to be Dasola’s boyfriend rained blows on his face.
He said he was handcuffed to a motorcycle while one of the soldiers rode the bike and dragged him on the street.
Lukman said the soldiers left him when blood started coming out from his eyes.
He said, “Where Saheed lives is our family house, but I don’t reside there. I went to the house and someone told me that Saheed had a fight with a lady who had gone to call soldiers to beat him up.
“The person added that the soldiers might kill him and I asked him why they would kill him, not knowing they were already behind me. They were four in number and three of them were in army uniform without tags.
“They beat me up and in the process, the one that is befriending the lady hit me on the face. They handcuffed me to a motorcycle and dragged me on the street.
“People begged them to leave me, but they refused. They should be from Odogunyan barracks. I can identify them if I see them.
“Doctors at the Ikorodu General Hospital, where I was admitted, said I might have to undergo a surgery. I have spent a lot of money on the eye.”
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It was learnt that the case was reported at the Igbogbo Police Station and Dasola had been arrested.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde-Famous Cole, confirmed the assault and investigations have commenced.