Arrest of Errant Soldiers: ‘Where Is The Evidence?, Soyombo Asks Army

An investigative journalist, Fisayo Soyombo is asking the Nigeria Army for the evidence of arrests of the officers arrested in respect of a viral video where they threatened to rape women in Delta for killing their colleague.

The Nigerian Army had in a statement confirmed their arrest at 9 Brigade Ikeja Military Cantonment Lagos State yesterday adding that investigation is ongoing over the matter as well.

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Soyombo who was unraveled the wroth in the Nigeria Correctional Center, Ikoyi and the Psychiatric Hospital in Yaba is basing his argument o precedence.

Reacting to the statement via his Twiter handle, Soyombo asked: “Where is evidence of arrest? And arresting abusive soldiers has never been the problem, it’s disciplining and prosecuting them. The Army has a history of covering up its errant officers, so one PR post on Twitter doesn’t offer enough guarantees!”

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He further stated that a classic example is the issue of soldiers who tortured a civilian in Mararaba in 2015, and the Army promised to hand them over to the NHRC, but never did.

Watch the video of the threat below.


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