An official of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Segun Enikuemehin, has been left blind in one eye after a brush with some military men.
According to SaharaReporters, Enikuemehin, who is currently receiving treatment at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, was attacked for daring to plead on behalf of a civilian who was being assaulted by the soldiers.
The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon when Mr. Enikuemehin came upon the military men beating the harmless civilian.
Convinced that the military officials would beat the man to death if nothing was done, he reportedly walked up the angry soldiers and pleaded that they let the man go or hand him over to the police if he had done something illegal.
The military men would not take such effrontery lightly as they descended on the Good Samaritan and started beating him as well.
But not even the beating from the soldiers would discourage him, and he managed amidst his own beating to rescue the already battered man, whom he then took to the Adekunle Police station at Ebute Metta.
When the police arrived the venue, upon sighting him in the company of the policemen, the soldiers, who were by that time already cooling off at a nearby beer parlor, became even enraged and descended on Mr. Enikuemehin, during which they eye was plucked out, the report stated.
The man’s eyes was totally damaged as he was rushed down to the General Hospital. Rejected upon arrival by that hospital, the blinded man reportedly asked that he be taken to LUTH.
The story got messier when a relative of the stabbed Federal Road Safety Officer went back to the police station only to find that the military men had already been released by the police. While still digesting that development, one of the accused soldiers walked into the station in the company of a senior officer who was identified as Captain Okoli.
Speaking to SaharaReporters, Mr. Enikuemehin’s Uncle, Prince Ojatunwse Oluwajoba, said the DPO of Adekunle Police Station informed him when he got there that the soldier who stabbed his nephew had been handed over to the military authorities. He said that soldier, who had been in civilian clothes when the incident happened, arrived at the police station with Captain Okoli to collect his identity card and other personal effects that had been taken from him at the station.
According to Mr. Oluwajobaa, doctors at LUTH are now saying his nephew’s left eye has been completely damaged and that the second eye might be affected as well if proper medical care is not given.
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