Police Officers Beat Up Soldier For Refusing To Wear Face Mask In Benin
Things are really happening oh! A soldier was beaten up in Benin by a combined team of police and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps operatives for not wearing face mask in Benin city, Edo state.
According to reports, there was pandemonium in Lagos street, Benin city, on Saturday, May 9, 2020, barely 24-hours after the state government shut down the street to all business activities. This was as a result of its traders and residents refusing to comply with the directives to participate in the ongoing screening and testing exercise for Coronavirus, as part of efforts to contain the pandemic.
However, trouble started when an unidentified soldier was asked to put on his face mask by the Police and NSCDC officials.
According to PM News, an eyewitness said the soldier who was on military khaki short, had a handkerchief on his neck while his wife wasn’t properly putting 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 took to their heels as they ran in different directions as men of the Nigerian Army, stormed the area later and allegedly shot repeatedly into the air to scare the police and NSCDC officers.
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