A staff of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) has cried out after he was allegedly brutalized by a military officer enforcing lockdown in Akure, Ondo state .
Engr Jide Bello has narrated his ordeal, the alleged brutality he suffered in the hands of a soldier who could neither read nor understand the words on his Identity card.
According to the NTA staff, he was on his way back home after the evening news around 19:30 when he was reportedly accosted by a soldier. He pulled out his identity card to prove he worked for a news agency, NTA.
However, this did not stop the soldier from unleashing his wrath on the NTA staff for disobeying the curfew imposed by Gov Akeredolu, Ondo state Governor, Engr Jide narrated.
The brutalized staff has vowed to sue the Nigerian Army and Ondo state government for harassment.
“My unfortunate experience tonight in the hands of Nigerian army along ondo road after the evening news at exactly 1950hrs in the name of curfew declared by Ondo state government led by Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu .
“They asked for my identification in which I obliged but education is key in any field we belong, very unfortunate the military man could not understand what I mean by NTA and could not read anything from the I.D card but thank God for a superior officer that later intervened and begged me but am looking out to sue Nigerian army and Oñdo. State government for harassment.
“Am hereby subjecting myself to 14days isolation because I don’t know what they might done to my health.”