Friday, November 7, 2008

Uzoma Okere...Assaulted by Naval Officers

Y'all should have heard how this dear lady was brutally beaten by Naval Officers in Lagos in front of Price WaterHouse Coopers accounting firm.

"On the third of November 2008 on Muhri Okunola Street, Victoria Island Lagos, the traffic was chaotic. A young lady (Uzoma Okere) driving home from work didn't move her vehicle out of the way of a military convoy on time, resulting severe beatings by armed Nigerian Navy men. The convoy consisted of Rear Admiral Harry Arogundade's personal Navy saloon car and his pilot truck, consisting of 6 armed bodyguards."

It's unfortunate that this has topped the level of non-democratic events occurring lately.

Watch the video:
http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-134234

Read:
Punch Newspaper: http://www.punchontheweb.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art20081107184896
http://www.nigeriancuriosity.com/2008/11/when-nigerias-military-attack-citizens.html

Join the facebook petition groups:
Petition for Justice: Uzoma Okere
Uzoma Okere Foundation Against Armed Forces Brutality (Nig.)

It's unfortunate that people are saying about Uzoma Okere's status (her father is a Sergeant-At-Arms). No matter how rude she could have been (i read a comment saying she was stuck up...bad belle na bitch!), nobody, no woman should be beaten with her clothes taken off on the streets.

I'm happy she has a prominent relative who took it to the senate at least laws can be passed to protect the 'masses.' Especially in democracy because Abacha can as well raise from the dead lets return to military rule.

I wish her recovery and mental stability. I can't imagine that happening to myself.

Ladi

9 comments:

Dang it!Didn't mean to use that word. Are you serious? what I just saw was crazy? How could they do a thing like that? Beating her up and leaving her in her bra. Naija sucks big time. What the heck? Left me lost for words...am shocked sister. They have to lock up those officers, no respect for the Nigerian woman. Very unfair situation right there. ...sad.

omg i love ur blog its hella funny but has the sad truth most nigeria dont wanna hear.

i love ur blog. its sometimes funnybut then u have posts that makes me think and say dang are we nigerians really dat ignorant lol

loves the blog. the posts are sad sometimes but true

iv searched for this video in all manner of ways, i still havent seen it though still uploading but thanks.
For the admiral, it shows what the forces mean to most of the people wearing uniforms in Nigeria. From the road traffic person, to the nurses at the hospital.

I hope that this will help to change Nigerian minds and the way we treat each other.

If we had a true democarcy, they will be arrested, tried and put in jail for assualt and battery, not to talk of damages to be paid by the Navy for Emotional distress. But the proppped up Govt we have has no teeth to carry out the basic justice of Human decency.

Na wa oh!!! It's a democratic mystery.That a Nigerian could be treated with such hateful passion...
Thank God it happened around a relatively less busy environment like Muri Okunola.Those bastards could have experienced God's thunder judgement had they done it in Oshodi.

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