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Delta State Pastor Molested By Soldier, Hair Shaved With Razor Blade

It was gathered that the accused soldier has since been arrested, detained and would be charged for improper conduct

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File Photo: Soldiers beating a civilian in Togo play

File Photo: Soldiers beating a civilian in Togo

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A soldier with 3 Battalion, Effurun Delta state,  is now being detained by his command for disciplinary actions after he allegedly maltreated a pastor unjustly and shaved his hair with razor.

The Nation reports that the accused soldier was one of those stationed to guard a check point on Alegbor Road, Effurun.

The soldier allegedly stopped a tricycle popularly known as Keke which was carrying a clergy, Felix Omas, the general overseer of Tower of Faith Ministry.

Rev. Omas narrating his ordeal said when the tricycle conveying him got to the checkpoint, one of the soldiers asked him to come down, sat him on bare floor and procured a razor with which he shaved his hair.

The pastor said he had no choice but to obey especially as his molester had a gun ready with which he threatened to shoot him.

Speaking to the Warri Correspondent Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Rev. Omas said: “I was driving in my SUV, but due to the traffic situation, I boarded a tricycle. The soldiers stopped our tricycle as we were coming from Alegbor, forcibly seated me on the ground as one of them pulled a scissors and stroke three ugly cuts on my hair, saying my hair style violates their rules.”

It was gathered that the accused soldier has since been arrested, detained and would be charged for improper conduct.

Reacting to the development, the National Coordinator, Centre for the Vulnerable and the Under Privileged, Oghenejabor Ikimi, described soldiers act as “inhuman and degrading treatment.”

He threatened to sue the army for the action of one of its men.

“I will take the Army to court to enforce the Pastor’s human rights. This will serve as deterrent to other gun trotting uniform personnel who sees civilians as non-humans. No security can be done without consideration for human rights,” he said

 

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