By Chuks Ekpeneru
The soldiers who flogged a woman in Ibadan Over ‘Indecent Dressing’ have been arrested. The Oyo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development Seun Fakorede disclosed this in a tweet on Monday.
The soldiers were part of security personnel deployed to curb the #EndSARS protest.
Tweeting about their arrest, the commissioner wrote:
My ears are full of news of the unlawful activities of some soldiers of the Nigerian Army over the weekend.
I have immediately reached out to the Commandant of the Operation Burst and I’ve been assured that the men involved in this distasteful operation have been arrested and taken to the barracks — they will be dealt with accordingly. This will not repeat itself again in Oyo State.
Please, kindly go about your daily business and activities without fear. Thank you.
In a video that went viral on social media, some of the soldiers were seen mocking the woman by chanting ‘End SARS’.
The soldiers also reportedly shaved the hair of a young man with a pair of scissors after flogging him.