Naval rating arrested for allegedly shooting, stabbing doctor in Lagos over parking space

The Nigerian Navy says it has arrested the naval rating who allegedly stabbed and shot a medical doctor Owen Edo-Ojo in Lagos.

In a statement on Friday, the director of naval information Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan said that the alleged incident occurred last Saturday at Gbamgbala Street, Elegushi in Lekki area of Lagos.

“The rating in question has been apprehended and detained while due investigation is ongoing to unravel the circumstances that led to the alleged shooting and stabbing of the doctor,” he said.

It was gathered that the doctor, who wanted to attend a spa session, parked his vehicle in front of a building when some naval ratings accosted him.

An argument over where the doctor parked his vehicle ensued and in the process, the naval personnel allegedly stabbed him in the neck and shot his thigh and pelvis.

Ayo-Vaughan noted that the commander of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) WEY, Navy Town, Ojo, had paid a visit to the Edo-Ojo family to empathise and confirm the condition of their son.

“Investigation is ongoing and if the rating is found culpable, he will be appropriately punished in line with extant provisions of the Armed Forces Act.

“The Nigerian Navy is not unmindful of the place of discipline, professionalism and respect of the civil populace by naval personnel in the discharge of their duties,” Ayo-Vaughan said.