A senior journalist, Mr. Amadin Uyi, has disclosed how an alleged military personnel brutalised a young lady in Lagos, named Omolola Omotola.
Uyi who is championing the case has also accused the military authorities of failing to investigate it since the reported assault on December 21, 2019.
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To this end, the Defence Editor who witnessed the unfortunate event, took his advocacy for justice for Miss Omotola to the military authorities including the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and the Defence Headquarters, using his various social media platforms.
Armed with the photographs of the purported personnel, the activist vowed not to rest until the matter is comprehensively looked into to ensure that justice is done to the victim.
In one of the advocacy messages, calling for justice, he wrote: “This animal violently assaulted a young lady in front of me in Lagos. Beat her up, threw her to the ground, destroyed her phone in full glare of the public on the 21st of December 2019.
“When I tried to intervene, he threatened to shoot me.”
“Till now, the military authorities (Army, Air force and Navy) have not done anything. The Army has tried to open a communication channel but it is not enough. The Air force and the Navy has remained mute.
“I will not rest till Omotola Omolola gets Justice. We are not in a banana republic,” he vowed.
But few hours after his campaign went viral, he sent a message that the Nigerian Air Force has made positive response.
According to him, the Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, has agreed to investigate the case to ascertain the personnel in question.
‘Thank you DOPRI (Air force Director of Public Relations and Information) for agreeing to look into Omolola Omotola’s case.
“That is why I brought down the initial post because it is not about a blame game but about Justice for Omotola. I am confident there will be thorough investigation to unravel his identity. Thank you once again,” he wrote via his social media accounts.