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Soldiers torture Lagos policeman to death, brutalise four

Soldiers torture Lagos policeman to death, brutalise four

Speaking with our correspondent, a source said some of the soldiers, upon realising that the traffic was caused by policemen trying to pave the way for a truck driver to link the expressway, came down from the vehicle to challenge the policemen.The source, however, said the situation led to an argument that degenerated into a fight when one of the soldiers allegedly slapped one of the policemen, adding that the soldiers arrested two policemen.The source said, “About 30 soldiers were going to Ojo Military Cantonment for a training programme.” The source said the soldiers allegedly tortured the two policemen they took to their barracks, adding that one of them died because of the injuries he sustained during the torture.

The soldiers said the policemen are not strong enough to leave the hospital and also refused to release the guns in their possession,” the source said.Another Inspector, Igbafe Ojo, who was reportedly tortured by the same soldiers, has been hospitalised at the military hospital in the Ojo Military Cantonment, where doctors were said to be battling to save his life.

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