Lawyer left with fractured spinal cord after soldiers’ brutality

by Azeez Adeniyi

A lawyer, Sunny Ekwe has been left with a fractured spinal cord after five soldiers attached to the 222 Battalion, Agarha-Otor, Ughelli-North Local Government Area of Delta State allegedly beat him to a coma, Punch reports.

It was learnt that the incident occurred on March 11, 2017 at about 7pm.

It was gathered that Ekwe had gone to visit a relative at Okpara waterside in Ethiope Local Government Area of the state when he was attacked by the soldiers.

A witness said one of the soldiers had ordered Ekwe to follow him to the dark but he refused.

His refusal had reportedly drawn the attention of the four other soldiers who pounced on him.

Ekwe’s close friend, Mr. Omes Ogedengbe, who confirmed the incident on Sunday, said the victim also sustain injures in his head and was lying critically ill at undisclosed hospital.

Ogedengbe, a lawyer and the National Coordinator, Conference for the Actualisation of Human Rights, called on the Nigerian Army to ensure that justice was served in the case.

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