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How soldiers brutalised man to death in Ikorodu, police vow to get justice (Graphic photo)

An eyewitness explained that the soldiers stormed the deceased's house in Lagos on the invitation of his landlady over an outstanding two-month rent.

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An eyewitness, who spoke to Punch, said that the incident happened at 10, Prince Jamiu Oyebade Street, Ogijo.

He explained that the soldiers stormed the deceased's house on the invitation of his landlady over his outstanding two-month rent.

On arrival, the soldiers beat him mercilessly, after which he was taken to the Pillars Hospital, Ogijo.

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The witness said: "The beating happened last week. It was the landlady of the victim that invited the military from 174 Battalion just because of little misunderstanding.

"The victim has been in the hospital since that last week before he finally gave up yesterday night.

"His family brought his body, dumped it at the front of the house for the landlady."

Confirming the incident, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, identified the deceased as Adeola Oyekan.

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He said an order of arrest has been issued for the landlady and his son.

Oyeyemi said: "The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has directed that the landlady and the son should be arrested.

"Through that, the son will be able to identify the soldiers."

The spokesman assured the victim's family that all those involved in the killing of their son will face the wrath of the law.

This is coming barely one week after soldiers assaulted a woman, Ruth Orji, in Ikorodu by soldiers from the same battalion - the case is still in court.

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