Corporal Omoh F, the soldier identified in a video that went viral on Monday for assaulting a woman at an ATM stand in Lagos State has been arrested.
The arrest of the soldier was confirmed by the spokesman for the 9 Brigade, Major Olaniyi Osoba.
“I can confirm to you that he has been detained and investigations are ongoing,” Osoba told Punch.
Naija News earlier reported that a lady identified as Ada Oma on Twitter accused a soldier with the Nigerian Army of assaulting her during an incident at an ATM stand belonging to the United Bank of Africa on Monday.
According to the lady who shared her experience on the micro-blogging site, the incident which happened at Oshodi in Lagos State has left her severely traumatized.
Explaining what transpired, the lady with username, @vels20 narrated that she was on the queue waiting her turn to use the ATM when the soldier asked her to move so he could pass.
She responded by asking if he was on the queue but later moved to give him passage. She continued asking him the question which reportedly angered the officer.
In the altercation that followed, as seen in the video she posted, the officer removed his belt and beat her while others tried to pacify the two of them. She added that she didn’t say or do anything provocative.
Watch the video of the incident below.
— ADA-OMA??? (@vels20) October 26, 2020