On the 7th of February 2017, there was a tending video footage on social media of how a physically challenged man from Ebonyi state identified as Chijioke Oraku, was thrown down his wheelchair and molested by two soldiers in Onitsha because he wore a camouflage.
Yesterday, Chijioke Oraku, received N500 thousand from David Umahi, the governor of his
state, Ebonyi, to be rehabilitated.
The soldiers had lashed him with canes while civilians watched the scene helplessly but Justice was served as the two soldiers were arrested by the Nigerian Army.
Watch video below:
A statement released by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Director, Army Public Relations, said the two soldiers have also been charged for assault by their Commanding Officer.
“We wish to inform the public that the incident took place on Tuesday 7th February 2017, at Onitsha, Anambra State. “In line with our zero tolerance for acts of indiscipline and unprofessional conducts especially in relation to violation of human rights, we wish to further state that the soldiers involved have since been identified and apprehended.”
“They have also been charged for assault by their Commanding Officer.” “Similarly, troops have been warned to desist from such acts that infringe on human rights and cast serious aspersions on the good image of the Nigerian Army.”
“The public should please regard this ugly incident as an isolated case which is not true reflection of the Nigerian Army.” “Thank you for your kind cooperation.”