Crippled man beaten for wearing camouflage gets N500k from Ebonyi State Governor
Chijioke Oraku, the crippled man brutalized by soldiers for wearing a camouflage has received N500k from his state governor, David Umahi, for his rehabilitation.
The man met with the governor who has demanded the immediate dismissal of the two soldiers who brutalized him.
The governor made the demand while receiving the victim, an indigene of the state, at the chambers of Government? House, Abakaliki, on Tuesday. Umahi said the 21-day imprisonment given to the soldiers was not enough.
“The governor said, “I want to thank the Governor of Anambra State for his quick intervention in this matter. I was very happy when he reacted immediately and rehabilitated the young man. I also want to commend the Chief of Army Staff for the disciplinary action so far taken against those two soldiers. I thank the people of Anambra and Ebonyi who followed up on this matter.
“But we are going to take a picture of him (Oruku) and send to the COAS to demand the sacking and prosecution of those soldiers who carried such unprofessional act.
“I believe that the army has to be disciplined in their conduct. We must insist that discipline is maintained in our society.
“If enough punishment is not meted on those two soldiers, they would still carry out the same act.”