Monday, March 20, 2017

Pictured! Lawyer Sustains Spinal Cord Injury After Soldiers’ Assault

Five soldiers attached to the 222 Battalion, Agarha-Otor, Ughelli-North Local Government Area of Delta State, have reportedly beaten to a point of coma, a legal practitioner in the state, Mr. Sunny Ekwe, leaving him with fractures on his spinal cord.

It was learnt that the incident occurred on March 11, 2017 at about 7pm when they pounced on the lawyer and beat him to a pulp.

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

It was gathered that the soldiers dumped the lawyer in a gutter, where they ostensible left him to bleed to death.

A source, who witnessed the incident, narrated that trouble started when one of the soldiers approached and ordered Ekwe to follow him into a dark place where four other soldiers were waiting.

The lawyer, sensing danger, refused to follow the soldier.

The refusal of the lawyer to follow the soldier drew the attention of the four other soldiers, who emerged from the dark and joined their colleague to beat Ekwe.

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.


  1. I hope they are able to seek the real justice for this

  2. Can our soldier be so uncultured?

  3. The army's mission is to kill all Nigerians

    1. LOl And then do what with a country without people?

  4. No matter what happens this man can never be back to normal. that is just the sad truth about it all

  5. it saddens me to hear a repeat of things like this.When will it stop is the bigger question for our government?

  6. Military are really scary shit

  7. What will they do to them will they jail them or kill them? cant stop thinking of what they are going to do to them

  8. Life imprisonment will suit them right stupid fellas