Some Nigerian soldiers in Calabar, Cross River State, took the laws into their hand and dehumanized a young man accused of stealing.
In what has been described as Nigerian military and para-military personnel inhumanity to 'bloody civilians', a young man who was alleged to have stolen some money from a female trader in Calabar, the capital of Cross River State, was brutalized and dehumanized by some soldiers who happened to be at the scene of the incident.
The incident which has drawn lots of condemnation for the military men, according to photographs that have gone viral on the social media, happened when a young man was alleged to have bought a pair of boxer shorts from a woman at the rate of N500.
As the story goes, immediately the woman put the money in her bag, like magic, all the money in the bag disappeared.
The woman reportedly held the man and raised an alarm that he used voodoo to steal all her money. As the brouhaha was going on, some soldiers passing by on a motorcycle decided to take the laws into their hand and descended on the hapless young man, with the intention to make him confess to the crime.
Despite his denials of wrong doing, the soldiers went ahead to torture him endlessly, stripping him naked and making him swim in the muddy waters of the gutters.
Is this the right way to dispense justice?
See more photos here.