It is disheartening to realize that those charged with the responsibility of protecting lives and property are actually the danger we need protection from. Two unidentified soldiers have been accused of brutalizing an innocent man such that he is at the verge of losing his sight.
Lukman was on a visit to his brother, Saheed when his brother’s ex-lover came with some military men to beat Saheed over an argument they had earlier, an argument that did not result in any attack or brawl. Indeed a soldier is permitted to intervene in a situation when the other is powerless and his/her life is at risk, but considering the current situation, the original target of the soldiers (Saheed) was not at home, they met his brother and pounced on him and dealt with him mercilessly. Even if Saheed was at home, the soldiers had no right to attack him because no soldier was assaulted neither was Dasola; Saheed’s ex-lover assaulted.
I am forced to assume that these soldiers must have engaged in such unscrupulous acts before and have gotten away with it, but with the arrest of Dasola, can the accused soldiers be also brought to law?
Lukmans medical report says he might need a surgery to regain sight on one of his eyes, who then foots the bill for Lukman’s surgery? If the army men are however prosecuted, will it end such inhuman acts carried out by soldiers?