An Air Force corporal took the laws into his hands and brutalized a senior police officer.
It was a show of shame and superiority between the Nigerian Air Force and the Police Force when a Lance Corporal with the former dealt several slaps on the face of a female Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos, over what was described as the police officer's refusal to stop for a search by the corporal.
According to Punch Newspaper, the lance corporal, who did not wear a name tag, was said to be working in the office of the Airport Commandant, Group Captain Victor Ajiboye.
The CSP identified as Felicia Victor, was reportedly slapped 3 good times by the Air Force personnel for resisting his attempts to have her vehicle tires deflated and towed by a patrol vehicle.
It was gathered that the police sergeant who drove the female officer also got a punch in the mouth by the now mad corporal.
A senior Air Force official, identified as Pilot Abdullahi, who witnessed the incident, was said to have intervened by disarming the officer and ordering his detention.
An eyewitness who narrated what actually transpired, explained that the police officers were on their way to a meeting with the Commissioner of Police, Airport Command, when the incident happened.
"The incident happened at about 9.45 am when the cops were going for a meeting with the CP. They reached a checkpoint and the air force man challenged them that he had asked them to stop, but they didn’t stop on time.
The sergeant driving came down and explained that he didn’t know he flagged him down. But the lance corporal said he would puncture the tyres.
As he made to puncture one of the tyres, the CSP blocked him, and he slapped her. He went to the other side of the bus, and she followed him there, and he slapped her again.
The sergeant, who drove the vehicle, challenged him and he punched him. The CSP asked the air force man if he was drunk, and that upset him to slap her for the third time."