Soldier dismissed on mental health issue arrested for brutalizing policewoman

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A dismissed Nigerian soldier, Yemi Ayeni, has been arrested for attacking a policewoman in Lagos.

Ayeni was reportedly dismissed from training on mental health grounds but has been posing as a soldier.

The victim, Inspector Martina Onyeacho is attached to the Police command in the state.

Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, confirmed the arrest on Thursday.

He recalled that the incident occurred on August 9, 2020, at about 5:30pm in Ilemba Hausa.

The spokesman said the Police received a call that Onyeacho, on traffic control duty, at Shibiri Bus Stop, was in distress.

The patrol team sent to the scene rescued and took her to the hospital for treatment.

The officer sustained various degree of injuries from punches and beating with a stick.

Ayeni had challenged Onyeacho after she ordered the commercial vehicle he was in to move away from where it parked due to obstruction.

An argument ensued and the suspect’s grouse was that the policewoman did not accord him respect.

When paraded, Ayeni said he spent four months in the Nigerian Army Depot, Zaria, Kaduna State in 2002.

Elkana stated that Ayeni will be charged to court soon.

Watch video of how the policewoman was brutalized below:

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