A Senior Engineer and Staff of The Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, Akure Ondo State Jide Bello, has accused an officer of the Nigeria Army of brutality on his way from work.
According to him, the military officers who were out to monitor the compliance of the 7 pm- 7 am curfew imposed on the state by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, beat him up while returning from work.
Engineer Jide expressed his ordeal in the hands of the military officer in a post on his verified Facebook page.
“My unfortunate experience tonight in the hands of the 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.”
The NTA Senior Engineer has threatened not to let his abuser go free. ” I am looking out to sue the Nigerian army and Ondo State government for the harassment. “
In a bid to protect himself and his family, he has also decided to take to the advice of the medical practitioners on what to do after unnecessary exposure and contact amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. “Am hereby subjecting myself to 14 days of isolation because I don’t know what they might have done to my health. “
It would be recalled that essential service providers like Engineer Jide Bello were exempted from the curfew and lockdown order issued across the country.