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Monday, 28 April 2014

Navy Dockyard brutality - LIB reader shares his experience

Here's an email I got from a LIB reader narrating his bitter experience in the hands of a naval officer. He also sent in pics. See below...
On Friday 25th of April 2014 at about 6.10pm, in front of Silverbird Galleria Ahmadu Bello,Victoria Island Lagos, where I was trying to park in a space pre-occupied by another car hence I needed to wait for him to move so I can occupy the empty space. Apparently, a naval Toyota Hilux was behind me all the while then found a way to move from behind me to my side and I was asked by one naval personnel occupying the passenger’s seat what I was doing on the spot, then I replied that I was waiting for the car in front of me to move out of the car-park space so that I can park. The naval personnel abruptly got down from the Hilux and tried to pull me out of the car then he slapped me, tore my shirt and then kicked the door with his boots on - to my surprise he also kicked and broke the glass of the driver’s seat which I occupy. While he was harassing me, the other naval officer who drove came down and was trying to pacify the former naval personnel perpetrating all these nefarious acts but he refused and made sure he broke the glass of the car then they both immediately got into the Hilux zoomed off.

At this point I was devastated and felt cheated so I drove speedily after them till we got to the Naval Dockyard, Victoria Island Lagos. Unfortunately, the guards at the gate hurriedly allowed them in and turned me back. There was a bit of protest around the dockyard with some civilians (women) who followed me from the scene after seeing the unjust measures meted at me at the scene but the protest did not last long as we were evacuated from the vicinity of the dockyard by the gate guards.
 
Eventually, I went to the nearest police station and reported all that happened. However, one of the women that witnessed this ignominy left us with her number and told us to call her if she will be needed to testify.  Also, a friend of mine was in the car that witnessed all these mess and was smart enough to take pictures at the scene including the faces of the naval personnels.
 
I hope the Nigerian Navy authorities would look into this sincerely and justly because they need to put their house in order as we were told at the police station where we reported, that a bus conductor was killed by a naval personnel during the week. I hope these perpetrators would be punished for their misconduct and this can save as an example to others if not it will only mean we are no longer safe in our homes anymore .

116 comments:

Anonymous said...

Too bad #bright bravo#

FUNMINISTA said...

Ugly officers with only junior waec certificate o.

Anonymous said...

See gobe! MK

Anonymous said...

This is the era of pay back, a lot of such nefarious acts have gone unjustly handled in the past but now we have to use this social media to expose some of these inhumane attitudes of our so called security personnel. Please, kindly update us as events on this unfold.

Cute G said...

What arrogance!taking laws into thier hands, no respect for humanity. They think that being in the force automatically gives them a pass to brutalise and abuse fellow humans. Thank goodness for technology that has given room for proofs.We are patiently waiting for the govt to do something abt d unqualified uniformed Homosapiens

lovlyivon said...

Thank God say they nor kill u


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Anonymous said...

The brutality is wrong but the peaking situation at silver bird too is a problem. If thre is no space motorists should go around and find somewhere to park instead of blocking to road. You will see cars stay in the middle of the road because they are trying to wait for a space. Same thing with gt bank

Anonymous said...

Good!! Nigerians! this is how to be smart. Get/capture all details you can. With this much info, i bet the authorities will shamefully do something about it. Mtchewww.... So proud of you guys, this is exactly what i would have done. OfCourse I am my mama pikin #TeamDontTryMe #TeamStandUpForYourRight

Anonymous said...

Foolish people,they cant use their aggressiveness on Boko Haram rather they use it on defenseless and innocent citizens.

hilary obiorah said...

So senselessness! The uniform just seems to bring out the worst in men, even more the unrefined ones. Unfortunately nothing will come out of this.

ONYX GODWIN said...

I cum frm a military home nd i knw hw brutal dey can be... I stay away frm any uniform person, cos frm my experience, dey never hesitate to use dier "uniform power" on u... Sorry ooo... Hope u gt justice...

Stephen Omamuli said...

THE TWO IDIOTS ARE EVEN VERY LOW RANK NAVAL OFFICERS THAT ARE OBVIOUSLY LIVING FROM HAND TO MOUTH. GOD WILL PUNISH THEM ON UR BEHALF. DONT GIVE UP AM SURE THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA WILL EXPOSE THEM SOON. THANKS TO PEOPLE LIKE LINDA THAT HAVE THE TEMERITY TO PUBLISH SUCH ACTS OF BRUTALITY. I SUGGEST U SEEK LEGAL ADVICE. IF YOU NEED LEGAL ADVICE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME.

Yinotinto Juliet said...

hmn Nigeria is just a mess, unfortunately we live in it. these crazy guys should be dealt with, they are supposed to protect but they are now worse than boko haram. kilode gaaannn!

Anonymous said...

This shit happens everyday in nigeria. Uniformed personnel beating on civilians..like we animals. I've watched a video where an army officer stabs a conductor in the back of the neck. Its on youtube if u need to see it. This kind of action should be illegalized.

Anonymous said...

This brutality must be stopped, nomore slavery in Nigeria everybody shld be masters. Pls rebroadcast this naval brutality post around d other news site.

Abugu Livinus said...

I have a feeling the story isn't complete. How about you saying something that got the naval official angry. Anyway, he has no right to have attacked you the way he did. Are these our forces not supposed to protect us?

Anonymous said...

They're mad! Why can't them go n fight boko aram instead of insulting civilian, their coup 'll soon full, take heart bro, no sinner will go unpunished!

Mordi said...

Sorry my brother, fear those people. They don't behave like human beings. Talking from experience. Maybe I would write Linda about my experience so she can post it here.

Anonymous said...

why should people supposed to protect us now turn to people attacking us.God save Nigeria

@edDREAMZ said...

I hope justice is served and the bagas are brought to justice...... Heartless yams.....
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Anonymous said...

So boko haram don enter Lagos? GOD will fight for us

@edDREAMZ said...

My question is, why are all this things happening in lagos and not other places...
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Mab said...

EYA PELE

Zenki Moye Brown said...

why re naval officers misbehaving... any officer who treats civilians unjustly shud be dismissed frm office. dat wil serve dem rite

PD said...

What a shame!

Anonymous said...

pls put also on all online medium

skilful_ said...

What nonsense. They must be brought to book. Animals in military costumes. Vagabonds. Are these the kinda hoodlums we entrust our lives and properties in? I detest the Nigerian Forces with all passions. 90% of them are there to oppress civilians.

Chop Chop said...

navy, if u use that same agarachia with boko haram...

Anonymous said...

Justice must be done.

Debbie Chelsea said...

God...wat are dis idiots turnin into? Pls dnt close dis case,follow it up!!!! See dere useless face sef

Anonymous said...

choi, this naval mumu work don finish be dat, see face like danfo tire, if na BH dem go run

emeldaobi said...

awa oooo,taken advantage of civilians bcos we don't have arms on us ..most of den call us bloody civilians as if we are another type of being,most of dem r vy aggressive,smtin shld b done abort all diz bcos day rili bulling civilians.

omalichaspeaks.blogspot.com said...

First it was the police officers unjust behaviour we had to deal with, now the navy??? No time for all this rubbish abeg, they should be called to order and those naval officers should be dealt with.
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Prince Akintoye said...

Pointless ish

dhobiz said...

This is how they harass people,just hope this one will be taken seriously

desuamannis beads said...

Navy?tot dey had deir head screwed on

chemmywalata walata said...

It's really bad what the military personnel are doing dis days but dis grammar get K-leg sha

Annie Mbz said...

things i hear.
smh

Anonymous said...

Most of these thugs in uniform in Nigeria needs a serious mental check up. They are all crazy!

FunmiD said...

Good thing they got their faces,this armed forces brutality on civilians must stop.Naval authorities please make sure this guys are prosecuted i.e the one that broke the windscreen must pay with his salary.

doby said...

Nigeria my country. . Wen wil u get beta. .

Anonymous said...

Naval brutality. Beware.


Mwaha.

Anonymous said...

Lol.. too much power for ona country..

Amarachukwu. said...

Na wa oooo!!! Wetin person nor go see.sorry

Apinex said...

Na wow o,I no fit talk

Anonymous said...

Please poster continue posting this to all online fora.That idiot must go.Let the navy officials send that guy to go and slap shekau in sambisa forest or sack him from naval force.

Anonymous said...

Na wa oo, na for civilian side, dem dey get power, idiots, y dem no go fight boko haram pple den we go knw say dem strong

APPLE said...

NIGERIAN NAVY, POLICE , MOPOLE, ARMY ARE ALL ANIMALS!!!!! THEY ARE UNTRAINED!! THEY ARE ILLITERATES!!! MAY ALL THIS EVIL THEY DO TO INNOCENT CITIZENS HAPPEN TO THEIR CHILDREN, MOTHERS, FATHERS, GRAND MOTHERS, GRAND FATHERS, COUSINS, NIECES, WIVES.ETC. AMEN!!!!!..I HATE THEM!!!

Anonymous said...

There is no need to talk much since we already have their faces, the government should just send them to sambisa forest to go and show their muscle to boko haram insurgents. Sambisa forest here they come

Anonymous said...

Bloody naval rats...until Naija turn to compton or chiraq and niggas start shooting men in unifrom in the head for no friggin reason abi???

fucking cowards...they need to be sent to the North....if only they will pursuit Shekau with the same zeal....fucking bastards

Anonymous said...

This must be fully investigated by the Naval Authorities and culprits must be disciplined. We must not wait for an aviodable death of another civilian by a military personnel before acting.
Linda, we should also address issues of military sirens on our road especially during traffic.

Anonymous said...

why should those supposed to protect us be the ones attacking us? God help Nigeria

Anonymous said...

Stupid officer. If he see Boko now, he go run. Shiooor.

Anonymous said...

They are naval ratings not naval officiers. They are definately finished. Cos the Nigeria Navy does tolerate such nonsense.

Anonymous said...

Chai na even all these korofo way no get any rank. they ll easily get dismissed...idiots

SYLVIA MARTINS said...

Linda, pls talk about ASUP strike, we have been @ home for almst 10months. Its not fair oh

Anonymous said...

Fucking bastards. All this fucked up uniform men drop ur fucking authorities & stand like a man. U know u aint shit without ur uniforn. Fucking pigs.

Anonymous said...

y nt go and slap shekau,instead of beating up civilians

@MeetdrealEvans said...

If not for d uniform, look @ dem, one punch they down. D nigerian navy is abt 2 mess up demselves d way d military did, assulting innocent citizens and neglecting their official duties...

Anonymous said...

Linda. Please stop calling Naval Ratings. Officers. The line is crystal clear.

Anonymous said...

U were obstructing free flow of traffic by waiting for a parked car to evacuate for u.. The way I see it, you too were wrong and u were unlucky the wrong car was behind you.. Pls don't paint yoursef innocent.

Spartan

BLAJO said...

This is a pack of rubbish, those are young Naval officer and they should be called to order. They should be dealt with, if not all things they should buy the glass they broke.

Prince Akintoye said...

U gat a chicken brain dude

Mena Peters said...

Good stuff. They will be fished out. Social media is the saviour in Nigeria these days. Be wise people, use your camera when you can to record injustice, it's not meant for Instagram pics only. Be discreet but with time this uniformed men will think twice before commuting such atrocities. Sick people

Tess said...

Brilliant comment.they should do away with those homosapiens.

cynthia cynthia said...

Ordinary uniform they re using it against dere brotherz hummm let dem becareful n beward.not naval only bt all military cos it lead no way

~CYNTHIA~ commenting from my TOYOTA CRICKET

Anonymous said...

Love the use of words."Unqualified Uniformed Homosapiens"

MY TURN said...

From the Navy? that's sad

Anonymous said...

Is that why you became gay?

Anonymous said...

Foolish and illetrate low life naval rating personnels..guess dey shld even be LS or just a mere Able seamen which is d lowest rank of a non comissioned officer..

Emy said...

Linda! the car in question belongs to my homeboy! Them dey Mad!!!!!!!!!!

Rom said...

This is just terrible, unjust and animalistic. Such a high level of misconduct! May God help us in this country. I hope this matter is taken up so as to put the likes of them in check.
We all need to take steps to discourage these acts of brutality and defend ourselves. Its just unacceptable. Look @ their faces, low ranked illiterate officers. Go n face boko Haram nw, then we will know d kind of stuff u re made of. Nonsense!

lady kim kim said...

What a smart move.I hope dey luk into it fast enof

Anonymous said...

I wish they be dismissed immediately. They're supposed to fight boko haram not innocent citizens. Even ifd guy is at fault that's not d way to treat people.

Mr_decency said...

God will punish anybody that insults this navy guys,how I wish any you will be able to hear the personnels version of the story before raining abuses on them,the civilian involved was proving arrogant to them before they descended on him and the navy I know unlike army or any other force can never beat anyone unjustly,I think its serves him right and what he displayed before they beat him if I were in their shoes I will cripple him.

Anonymous said...

Seriously,ds 1 if d guy corner am 4 smewhr witout dt uniform. Him 4 teach am d lesson of his life.

Anonymous said...

You either find yourself a lawyer and sue them for damages or hire yourself some thugs to mend the guys for you.

Anonymous said...

Uniformed men in Nigeria behave like animals, hope justice will be served and the officer will get adequate punishment.

Uugoluv gracy said...

Dats naija for u...

Anonymous said...

this is just oppression. there is no two name for it, and it reflects the weakness of the judiciary. it happens everyday in our society.

Anonymous said...

Ure the most foolish human being ever. If u blame everyone for one persons behaviour, then we are all terrorist in this country.

Anonymous said...

See their ugly faces. Junior naval men sef. waec students. im so annoyed by this. last week they shot a conductor, this week this one again. the naval authorities better put a dog leash on these their little indisciplined rascals. what a shame to the nigerian navy. the other day i saw one break a danfo's window and injured an innocent passenger on his way to work in the process. The authorities must do something about this.

Swagg isimemen said...

Justice must be don on dis, useless navy, go nd kill BH nonsense

Swagg isimemen said...

Justice must be don on dis, useless navy, go nd kill BH nonsense

Anonymous said...

May thunder fire those officers! shame on their seniors who will see this and turn a blind eye.

Anonymous said...

What a disgrace to the nigerian navy. that their little rats can be up and down causing mayhem to innocent civilians. when they see armed robbers now they will run. their own is to bully innocent civilians on the road. They are the country's defense. they shud stay in their yard. we dont want to see them on our roads please. the nigerian navy better punish these little waec certificate holders. Good job to the lad who snapped their faces.

Anonymous said...

please everyone should share this link on their facebook page. spread this as far as possible. Let the authorities see what these miscreants are doing on our roads. whats the difference between them and armed robbers or touts? what a shame.

Anonymous said...

All the useless people saying evil wishes on the military,i declare all back to u all,ur unborn generations in Jesus name.

Anonymous said...

i know one these guys. The short guy has a temper problem and he is one of the few people giving the Nigeria Navy a bad name. Im going to send linda the email address of the Admiral Superintendent of Naval Dockyard. Linda please send the victim the email address, the Rear Admiral will address the incidence.

Anonymous said...

Things fall apart
And the centre can not hold
When anarchy is doomed upon the land...
Nigeria needs serious intervention, May God deliver us!!!

Boss said...

Lmao at unqualified uniformed homosapiens

Anonymous said...

Be careful what u say because you have no idea how many wives lost their hubands and how many child will never see their dads come back home. A lot of officer not rates lost their lives...please Nigerians.

Anonymous said...

They r not officers darling...dat's why they have no name tags nor ranks .they are called Rates.

Anonymous said...

Thank You. This is a one sided story. A dog will not attack except you go to it and ask for trouble. Officers are gentlemen.

Anonymous said...

Go to sapele,pH ,warri etc and mess with the military, u will love the stories because civilians have no respect for the Nigeria military. Learn please

Anonymous said...

Dear poster,try and take it easy. You know they know you because they will laugh at your one sided story.so I beg u and others looking for a way to bring down the Nigeria military "get a life and learn to take the actions which comes after your annoying reaction to things that are not called for" thanks for yor understanding. Me:)

Anonymous said...

Its not just Naval personnel that do this o, also police and Army. One broke my side mirror because he claimed I was following him too closely in traffic on Oshodi Apapa Expressway. I was speechless! Men in uniform are horrible and animalistic...some of them sha

SEX AND INTIMACY said...

Bros sorry o. Thank God dey no leave you in pulp. And thank God for phone cameras...always coming handy

Anonymous said...

@Mr decency God wil not punish any of us,u hear.idiot!!is dt enough reason 4 them 2 brutailze d young man?they r not even officers.they r korofos.they r d ones givin d armed forces bad names.there is no force dt doesn't av d stupid n crazy ones.they r even on uniform.wen u r wearin ur uniform,u r xpected 2 behave in a particular way.so d naval officer dt shot a bus conductor is also right abi??pray u dnt meet d crazy ones,u'l knw wat life has 4 u.I cum 4rm a military family,we av d crazy n normal ones.sme av crazy tempers.ake dem go fight pirates 4 seas*mtchewwwwww

Anonymous said...

Uniform men be warned coz I go coner u and treat ur fuck up the way I want

Anonymous said...

Idiot,dat is y they r trained,must they assault an unarmed civilian just for being arrogant,u better reevaluate ur thinking,fool

ukwumaka theophilus said...

I suspect the man somehow parked on the road while waiting for the other car to move out, but is that the best way to handle the situation. Oppression, reason why I don't like uniform work.

Anonymous said...

linda is SERVE as an example not SAVE

MissVee said...

Thank God he snapped their faces and the car, I hope they are made to face d law

MissVee said...

Thank God he snapped their faces and the car, I hope they are made to face d law

Anonymous said...

babe..u dey yarn

TONY CHUKS said...

you can only take action at the scene but if they enter barrack the case is closed. because officers will always protect their colleague no matter what happen. thats the military and paramilitary laws. unless you have god father at the top. most of this officers are politicians children from presidency. if they are recruiting they will recruit there children

Eche Slimstar said...

This is not the first time its happening...they love oppressing people!

Anonymous said...

@Mr_decency: your comment is most shocking!!! its one of two things. you are either daft and lack common sense, or you are also in the navy trying to justify this nonsense action. How can you say "the navy you know can NEVER do such". are you in this country at all? that statement alone labels you daft. When people like you defend wicked acts that's what keeps our sanity in constant decadence. Keep your illiterate opinion to yourself. you sound like a junior navy man yourself.

Anonymous said...

gOD WILL DEFINITELY SERVE THOSE IDIOTS IN NAVAL UNIFORM WITH THEIR FULL MEASURE. HAVE THEY FORGOTTEN THE NAVAL OFFICER SENTENCED TO DEATH BY HANGING BECAUSE HE SHOT DEAD AN OKADA RIDER AT OREGUN? THEY SHOULD NOT THINK THEY WILL GO SCUT FREE WITH THIS UNCIVILIZED ATTITUDE, AT TIMES I WONDER WHO TO RUN TO WHEN AREA BOYS BEHAVE LIKE THIS, IS IT THE OFFICERS WHO CANNOT PROTECT THEIR CITIZEN? THIS IS SHAMEFUL. THESE IDIOTS SHOULD BE REMEBERED THAT THE UNIFORM ON THEM WAS BOUGHT WITH TAXES COLLECTED FROM ME AND YOU, IS IT NOT THIS SAME UNIFORM THT Makes them powerfools? IF YOU CHECK THEM THOSE GUYS MUST BE THE ILLITERATES IN THE RANKS AND FILE. NAVY WAT A SHAME EVERYTIME YOUR AGENCY NAME COMES UP IN MESSY ISSUES. SHAMEEEE..FOOLS

Anonymous said...

I was right at the scene. I can't express the anger I felt in me watching it happen. I put through as many calls as possible. He's story sounds light but it was worse than he states.

Anonymous said...

U can imgaine wht has bn happening in our country.....and u will see nothing will be done abt it,i sugguest those fools that called dem selves naval officers shld be dealt with. rubbuish

Sosthens Orokpo said...

They are not even officers.. they are just the executors(other ranks) in the navy. Naval officers are educated enough to not act like this

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda, these naval recruits are becoming a pain in our ass in this country, i had a similar bitter experience with a naval officer too late last year. but he didnt get away with it o. i made sure i followed him into dat their ' dogyard' with the help of my friends in the Nigerian Army, he was made to apologise and they openend a card for me at their medical centre on Ahmadu bello way in the guys name. The officer in charge begged that we should allow the matter go so that the guy does not loose his job. after that i still went there with my lawyer; they were like 'ha ha madam shebi we don settle am, why u come bring lawyer again?.they had to call MY Col.friend in the army to talk to me to let the matter go.i can give my fellow victim, one of their senior officer's number privately, because if he goes there;they wouldnt grant him access into their yard.those wild animals need to be taught a lesson.

Anonymous said...

The Nigerian Navy wishes to inform the general public and all interested candidates that the online registration for the 2014 Recruitment Exercise will commence on 27 October 2014 and close on 30 November 2014. for more information's and other assistance call Colonel Austin 07062810120, 08117663312

Anonymous said...

The Nigerian Navy wishes to inform the general public and all interested candidates that the online registration for the 2014 Recruitment Exercise will commence on 27 October 2014 and close on 30 November 2014. for more information's and other assistance call Colonel Austin 07062810120, 08117663312

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