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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Lady brutalized in Ikorodu: Army calls for out of court settlement (Photos)

The Nigerian Army has called for an out-of-court settlement in the case involving a lady, Ruth Orji, who was brutally attacked and dehumanized by soldiers attached to the 174 Battalion, Ikorodu in Lagos state in March this year. There was a public outcry after photos of her battered body surfaced online. Ruth was viciously attacked by six military officers after she challenged them for slapping her brother. The officers have been arrested.

An NGO, the Joint Legal Action Aids, picked up her case and filed a legal process at the Federal High Court against the Nigerian Army and her assailants, demanding for N250m compensation.

According to a statement released by the General Counsel of JLAA, Kingsley Ughe today, the Army High Command called for out-of-court settlement few days ago. The Army requested that the meeting take place at the 9 Brigade Headquarters at Ikeja but the NGO requested that the meeting be held at its office at Akowonjo, Lagos. The request was granted. In attendance at the meeting yesterday were the Commanding Officer, 714 Battalion, Ikorodu, Lt.Col. B.C. Ezeh, Army Legal Director , Major C. Biambo, Major S.U. Obongha and host of other officers in a convoy of three military trucks. The victim, Ruth Orji alongside Kingsley Ughe, Opeyemi Baderu were in attendance.

The Army apologized for the conduct of Major S.U.Obongha for the brutal assault on JLAA member, Ruth Orji. Major S.U. Obongha himself tendered unreserved apology to the Ruth. After the formality of apologies, the meeting entered into the very delicate terrain of monetary compensation.


JLAA's position was eloquently presented to the visiting team by Kingsley Ughe. There were offers and counter offers. Both side stuck to their position. At the end, the meeting was adjourned to today for both side to evaluate the settlement proposals being offered.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

If na you you no go gree at least over 50M

Esther Norah said...

So dem neva settle this case since. Men they really beat this woman so they must compensate her period

Gerald Nwokoro said...

This is a really fair outcome. The military should learn their place in society is to be protectors not oppressors

Kurtis said...

at the end of the day the army officers would do it again. has the erring officers

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being demoted? i guess not so what is to stop them from doing it again to another person.

Anonymous said...

Soldiers in other countries are protecting their regional integrity, Nigerian Army is busy harassing innocent citizens

Anonymous said...

She shouldn't accept it. Firstly let the offending military men be prosecuted to the extent to of the law, then she should continue her lawsuit against the army. What rubbish.

Anonymous said...

Babe no gree at all.....what kind of wickedness is this

Manuel Kunmi said...

lol. ... now the Nigerian army has become a p****y suddenly??

BROTHER NDUBISI said...

Collect what they offer o..forget all what those people around u are saying if the army say they will pay like #30m just collect and lock up bcos it only God that answer ur prayers if not u trust Nigeria army nau...u guys will just drag the case in court at the end noting will happen

Chiamaka L said...

Why are humans this wicked? the culprits should be locked up in solitary confinement for a year, not a second shorter and should be fed once a day, but with enough water.

oriloye abiodun said...

See as her back b like say she wear camo..those soldiers no nice..but the 250 million compensation make sense .. Make soldier come beat me sef gimme money..

livingstone chibuike said...

its well

Paul Matthew said...

I don't understand dis girl body o!!is dat tattoo am seeing abi the mark soldiers gave her? Hmmm

Alloy Chikezie said...

Out of court settlement shouldn't be less than 150million.

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Anonymous said...

This Lady and red and black is like 5&6

Amaka juliet said...

If 20million go reach watin I dey wait for.d don sack those ones.

Anonymous said...

Jesus!! See her back. Like a tattoo!! Thank God for social media if not all these things would be buried

Junia O said...

Wickedness @it's peak

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hrm paul said...

The army proposed ten million she is holding out for 100m.They have apologized sister push for 15m and take it and walk useless army

Anonymous said...

Someone pls tell me that is tattoo all over her body and not the beating.. that soldier must be an Hausa muslim

optimisticlady said...

All I saw was...'apologised to THE Ruth! '
imagine the article used...

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