Soldier Who Verbally Assaulted Sanwo-Olu Arrested

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja has condemned a viral verbal assault on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu by persons claiming to be soldiers, saying the culprit has been arrested.

In the viral videos, some persons claiming to be officers of the Nigerian Army had verbally attacked the governor for ordering the arrest of someone believed to be a soldier who drove against traffic.

But days later, the COAS said only one of those behind the videos was a soldier and had been arrested.

The soldier that was apprehended while plying on a one-way does not represent the Nigerian Army. In every respect, it contravenes what we stand for which is discipline as an army, and it contravenes the constitution and the laws of Lagos and so we frown at that as the army,” he said on Tuesday during the opening of the Dragon Officers Mess in Abakpa Cantonment, Enugu State.

“But for what you alleged that soldiers have gone to social media casting aspersion on the person and the office of the Governor of Lagos State, I will say it is only one soldier that has done that.

“The army has investigated and that soldier has been apprehended, and we are investigating. For every other comical act that you have seen on social media, they are not personnel of the Nigerian Army. We have investigated that.

“From the mode of dressing of some of them, you will know that they are not personnel of the Nigerian Army. One of them was wearing the cap badge upside down, and you will know that that is not a personnel of the Nigerian Army. An officer can never do that.

From the utterances that these people made, you will know the angle from which they were talking from. They were talking politics, not the army.

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