Soldier beats father of a 6-month-old child to death after his car hits his motorcycle


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The motorcyclist, Abu Alhaji, a 25-year-old father of a 6-month-old child, was said to have taken a woman, who wanted to buy snacks, to an eatery in the Morroco, Shomolu area, while the soldier parked his Toyota Camry on the premises.

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Abu was waiting to take the passenger back to her destination when the soldier, Taiwo, who had gone to a beer parlor opposite the eatery, came back to pick his car. It was gathered that while Taiwo reversed his car to exit the premises, the vehicle hit the back of the victim’s motorcycle.

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As Abu struggled with the motorcycle, the woman arrived at the scene. An eyewitness, Bolaji Oke, said the woman quickly hit the body of the car to alert the soldier not to run over Abu, who was still battling with the motorcycle.

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“The soldier came out of his car and slapped the motorcycle rider repeatedly. As the rider tried to explain to him what actually happened, he descended on him with blows and beat him up.

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The soldier beat the rider until he could not stand on his feet; and he left in his car. He said nothing would happen if he died. The case was reported at the barracks and the victim was taken to the Military Hospital in Yaba, where he died,” Oke said.

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It was said that the incident was also reported at the Alade Police Station. Taiwo, is reportedly now in detention in the barracks. The acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 81 Division, Lt. Njoka Irabor, said investigations were ongoing into the incident.

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The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the story, said the command was working with the Nigerian Army to ensure the prosecution of the killer soldier. Crdt: Punchng

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