A physically challenged man Adedeji Abolade has accused a female soldier identified as Mamman H of allegedly assaulting him for scolding her son in the Mokola area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
It was gathered that Mr Abolade had scolded Mamman’s four-year-old son on Wednesday for attempting to cross the expressway alone.
Abolade told PUNCH that Mamman and some other people attacked him on Thursday for scolding the boy.
Mamman H who is attached to the Letmuck Barracks was seen slapping Abolade who was on crutches in a video that went viral on Thursday.
“This morning (Thursday) around 7.30am when I was taking my children to school, the soldier and five other people waylaid my vehicle. When I got to the area, she dragged me out of the car and they started hitting me. As they were beating me, I was shouting for help and when it got to a stage, people took me from her and I was able to take my children to school,” he said.
“On my way back, she was now fully kitted in her uniform. Immediately she sighted me, she started beating me again. I told my daughter to start recording; the other people wanted to join in beating me, but when they saw that they were being recorded, they dragged her from there.”
Abolade said he was referred to the military police when he attempted to report the matter at the Mokola Police Station.
In the barracks, he said he was made to walk several kilometres in search of the woman and was later told she was unknown.
“I want justice to be served because I am in serious pain. I have been to the hospital to get treatment,” he told the newspaper.
When contacted, spokesperson of the army’s 2 Division Col. Hassan Mohammed declined comment.
“You’re not in Ibadan, how did you know it happened in Ibadan? People cook stories; this is a social media era,” he said, calling for an eyewitness to visit his office.