In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 25th, October, 2020

Nigerian Troopers Brutalize Medical Physician, Order Him To Bathe Inside Gutter In Delta State

Nigerian Soldiers Brutalize Medical Doctor, Order Him To Bathe Inside Gutter In Delta State

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A Nigerian physician has been reportedly brutalized by Nigerian troopers in Delta state.

The troopers suspected to be hooked up to the three Battalion Nigerian Military, Effurun, Delta State, on Saturday allegedly brutalized the medical physician and ordered him to swim and bathe inside a gutter filled with soiled water.

In keeping with SaharaReporters, the troopers, who had been mentioned to be imposing the state authorities’s curfew, it was gathered, confronted the medical physician, Raphael Onyemekehia, a guide doctor, at Effurun, Uvwie Native Authorities Space of the state, at about 10:30am and regardless of introducing himself and displaying his identification card, he was allegedly brutalised and ordered to swim and bathe contained in the soiled gutter within the space.

It was gathered that the inhuman act, which attracted outrage from members of the general public, was finished at gunpoint whereas the sufferer was going to work.

The state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, had exempted important employees together with medical personnel whereas imposing a 48-hour curfew throughout the state to curb violence within the metropolis following the wanton destruction of properties by thugs, who hijacked the peaceable #EndSARS protest.

Our correspondent learnt that every one efforts by Onyemekehia to clarify to the troopers that medical personnel had been exempted from the curfew fell on deaf ears and the troopers pressured him into the gutter to swim and bathe after being threatened with a gun.

In accordance a supply, who witnessed the state of affairs, Onyemekehia spent near 30 minutes swimming and bathing within the gutter whereas the troopers watched on earlier than he was saved by a senior army officer, who freed him.

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In the meantime the Delta State chapter of the Nigeria Medical Affiliation, has threatened to embark on indefinite strike if the Nigerian Military did not determine, fish out and prosecute these, who perpetrated the act to function deterrent to different troopers.

Chairman of the NMA within the state, Emmanuel Nwose, who confirmed the ugly incident, condemned in its completely the act, saying that the affiliation had since briefed the state governor of the event.

He mentioned, “Dr Raphael Onyemekehia, a guide doctor, reported to us that on his strategy to work, he was confronted at Airport Junction, Effurun, by some unidentified troopers that he has violated the state authorities curfew imposes by the state governor. At this level he launched himself and confirmed them his ID however they did not hearken to him. The following factor was they began beating him, and was ordered to enter the gutter to swim and tub.

“As he was swimming within the gutter he was being brutalised till a senior military officer got here and noticed them maltreating him and saved him. We are able to now not settle for this over bearing angle of a few of this overzealous uniform males. Sufficient of all this nonsense by all these uniform males. We’re docs and as docs we’re important employees due to the form of companies we render as such when curfew are imposed we’re exempted.”

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