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Sunday, May 10, 2020

Policemen Beat Soldier For Refusing To Wear Face-Mask In Benin

There was mayhem in Benin City, Edo State on Saturday, when a joined group of police and Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps agents, purportedly beat up an officer, for not wearing face veil.

The episode happened Saturday evening, at Lagos road, scarcely 24-hours after the state government shut down the road to all business exercises over supposed refusal of brokers and occupants of the road to consent to the mandates to take part in the continuous screening and testing exercise for Coronavirus, as a feature of endeavors to contain the pandemic.

It was assembled that inconvenience began when a unidentified military operative who was on the road was approached to put on his face mask.

An observer who declined to specify his name said the officer who was on military khaki short had a handkerchief on his neck and that his wife  didn't appropriately put on her face mask.

“On entering Lagos Street, the soldier and his wife were asked to wear their face mask by the policemen on duty. The soldier brought his ID card to identify himself but the police officer dismissed the ID card as fake.

“The soldier got infuriated when one of the police officer pushed his wife with a gun in a bid to force her to wear the face mask.

“Following the argument that ensued, the policemen descended on the soldier and injured him on the head with the butt of their gun,” he said.

Traders and passers-by were forced to run in different directions, as men of the Nigerian Army who later stormed the area, allegedly shot repeatedly into the air to scare the police and NSCDC officers.

Quick intervention by officers of the Nigerian Army and the State police command, quelled the situation.

The feuding parties were later driven to the nearby Oba Market Police division to resolve the issue.
The State Police Command’s spokesman, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, could not be reached on his mobile for for comment.

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