Man reveals what he said to soldiers when they were about beating him that made them withdraw immediately

Man reveals what he said to soldiers when they were about beating him that made them withdraw immediately

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A Nigerian lawyer identified on Facebook as Olakunle Tayo Faphohunda has taken to his Facebook page to share his experience with some Nigerian soldiers who almost beat him up.

According to him, the soldiers were fully set to pour out their vexation on him for having the audacity not to make way for them in traffic, however they withdrew after he mentioned that he is a legal practitioner.

Olakunle took to Facebook to share his experience. He wrote;

”I Am A Legal Practitioner ”-

…Monday 1 July 2019 was a very hectic day for most of us here in Lagos State. I had risen as early as 4.00am and left home at 5.00am, with a view to finding my way to Ikeja early enough, a trip which ordinarily ought to have taken me 1 hour from the other side of the city but ended up wasting 5 hours of my existence in the process. I had my meeting in Ikeja, as scheduled and returned to Lagos Island.
By the time I got back to Lagos Island, it was already past 6.00pm and I did not even bother going back to the office. I just headed home straight.

The traffic from Onikan to Toll Gate was not so significant and I was oblivious of what may lie ahead of me at or should I say from First Roundabout. I decided to activate the Google Map application on my mobile phone for directions. Initially, it projected 2 hours and 16 minutes from that location to my destination and should I say I was sad? I forged ahead still.

I made a detour at the Alternative Route as same was looking good on Google map and behold, after Maroko Police Station, some miscreants elected to form another lane and as a result of their irresponsible acts, another avoidable traffic gridlock started building up. Then boom! a truck surfaced from the opposite direction and one of the erring vehicles attempted to overtake my car after meeting a very big obstruction in the course of his insanity.

As a typical Ekiti man, stubborn to “da bone”, I simply told myself, we die here! Withn split seconds, two guys who turned out to be soldiers, still basking from the euphoria of power drunkenness 20 long years after the collapse of Khakistocra(z)y alighted from their marked Army vehicle (I would not disclose the registration number of the vehicle for personal reasons) and ordered me to come out of my vehicle for a thorough beating. Then my University of Benin (Ekosodin) instinct came to the fore.

I simply wound down my glass just enough to be able to communicate without exposing my delicate face to that “army tossai slap” and struggled to mutter in a traumatized voice that I was a “legal practitioner.” I cannot remember ever introducing myself to anyone in that manner prior to that moment. Guess what, just before that eventful moment, they had hit my car with all sorts and were ready to batter me for having the audacity to obey the law by remaining on my lane. My only offence was that I refused to let them shunt. Then a myriad of questions flashed through my mind.

What if I had not announced to these scoundrels that I was a lawyer? What if I was driving a trailer? What if my glass was down? What if I was driving a rickety taxi? What if I was a student? What if I was a cab driver? What if I was not a lawyer? What if and what if”s?
Someone should please educate these overzealous men that in this “Social Media Age”, one has to tread with caution. Unknown to them, I have pictures of the vehicle’s registration number and I’m aware that the car belongs to a general, but the general was not inside the vehicle at the material time because his insignia was covererd. It was just some overzealous “unknown soldiers” who were trying to “show themselves.”

I have good friends, brothers, sisters and good clients in the Army and I hold them in high esteem. Had it been I forged ahead with my 44 Regular Course arrangement (I obtained the form and wrote the exam after all), today, 28 years after, I could have been a Colonel.

Thank God, I am a “legal practitioner”, “Army for don tossai my face.”

COMMENTS

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    Roland Jimoh 2 weeks ago

    I said same thing about Nigeria soldiers intimidation civilian and someone was saying I should go and join if it is easy. one thing they don’t understand is cuz they are soldiers do not give them any superiority over anyone as long as he is not a criminal.

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    alfa prince charles aka LingZ 2 weeks ago

    Rule of law and equity must b adhered to in our third world if we r to get it Right……

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    Mohammed Hassan 2 weeks ago

    what happened is really unfortunate,and for you been a legal practioner is good but don’t say that if you would have joined your whatever combatant course you will have become this or that, who knows may be if you would have joined may be you will have die during the training .

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    Terlumun 2 weeks ago

    The country we found ourselves is totally something else,sometimes one may begin to imagine, whether the law applies only for those who are not opportune.whether you are a soldier, lawyer or not,as far as the country is concerned, we should be treated equally.The soldiers should be reoriented in order to conduct themselves orderly in the public.

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    Anselm 2 weeks ago

    The repressive attitudes of the law enforcement agency(Army) is absurd and contradictory, harming those that you were paid by the state to protect

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    Nwanjoku James Okugo. 2 weeks ago

    It’s not necessary your profession that saved you that very but God who speak to the mind of soilders. We should learn how to appreciate God whenever he perform wonders in our life.

    Congratulations my big brother the Ekiti man.

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      seunma 2 weeks ago

      So you think an army even a Major General will dare to touch you illegally after knowing that you’re a lawyer? Or what are you insinuating?

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        Success silas 2 weeks ago

        It was God that saved him Army no dey fear Lawyers them pass lawyers

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        Evelyn 2 weeks ago

        U never see where army beat lawyer? e dey happen oo

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        the pen is mightier than d sword

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    Sammi 2 weeks ago

    I thought you all are educated oops some are not ,
    There’s always two side of every story , Mrs legal practitioner Weldon sir!
    I was there when it happens, the soldiers came to you and ask you ” sir please who are you and you replied am a legal practitioner ,the reasons they asked you such questions is to know how to address you, and one of the soldiers politely ask you to make way for them cos they are on assignment .
    Have you ever seen where soldiers are rushing to where there’s milk and honey ?
    Soldiers are like doctors they rush to save lives ,they defend like lawyers and fight like
    combatant .
    I think you’re buying some cheap publicity.

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      Victor 2 weeks ago

      U don’t know what you are saying in this country our security men are power drunk not bcoz of this one issue but Nigerian’s will testify to the fact that security men even the so called vigillantee boys or men they are not excluded so pls stop beating false witness where are they coming from that makes them to be rushing are they not seeing the American security men they respect the citizens or is it only bad things Nigerians know how to copy. Pls try not to bear that kind of witness again

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    Abdullahi 2 weeks ago

    This is the only country in the whole world where a soldier mostly junior ranks are seen as downcast because of the sins committed during military regime upon their blood being soaked by soil these days for the safety of lives and properties of the citizens, please accord more respect and dignity to them not blowing unnecessary against them.

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    Louis Brave 2 weeks ago

    The position does not make a man, the man made the position. If truth is to be told, the military personnel should be at the forefront to teach civilians to obey the laws of the land. Because they are trained to obey laws. All of us can’t be soldiers neither can we all be legal practitioners. But if we learn to respect each other irrespective of who you are, then there will be no need for the siren tell you and i to give way. No that’s absolutely wrong. The mad man is a human, and in the sight of God all are equal. I will conclude by saying it’s a choice if someone decides to give way for a moving military van but not a right neither is it a law. 

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    kamal Abdallah 2 weeks ago

    our Nigeria army are mad more than the way u think oga…. how I wish u are not a legal practitioner u would have been in hospital right now wallahi my brother,

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    That guy,(Paul O) na really Capital ODE oo. Does he know how this so call born fool, power drunk soldiers molest and intimidate civilian? I pray you fall victim to them soon Amen

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      Victor 2 weeks ago

      Thanks for that powerful prayer it’s like that mumu is not in this country

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    That guy,(Paul O) na really Capital ODE oo. Does he know how this so call born full power drunk soldiers molest and intimidate civilian? I pray you fall victim to them soon Amen.

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    Papichulo 2 weeks ago

    Meaning we don’t have graduates in the army or what don’t get you????

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    mayor d bounteous 2 weeks ago

    Both you guys got it wrong. You are unable to defend the institutions you guys represent. It could be as a result of pride and arrogance that you fill your heads.

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    Williams 2 weeks ago

    Ode,lolz😂😂

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    Paul O 2 weeks ago

    I wonder how the so called educated ones reason sometimes. We respect illegality than we respect authority. Soldiers on uniform in their official buses or vehicles should be accorded little respect due to them, giving them way to pass is just a small way of appreciating the enormous work they are doing in order for me and you to have peace. Though, security belongs to God but exhibiting an aura of Knowledgibility (I know my right) instead of civility on little issues like that could cause you unnecessary wastage of time and effort.

    I am sure if it is armed robbers that blocked you on the said date you would have gladly obeyed or run away before they get to you. You will never brandish your right in their face the way you do. Next time, armed robbers could be in soldiers’ uniform and your life could be endangered with your called attitude. Let wisdom guide your actions and not letter. Just my candid advice please.

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      dftgfsd 2 weeks ago

      Ode. Can’t you reason about this properly? It was the right thing he did for him to have stayed on his lane. Soldier or no soldier, no one has the right to circumvent traffic laws.

      Once again, ODE!

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        Williams 2 weeks ago

        Ode,lolz😂😂

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        No one?… What about ambulance,  or what if there was an operation against terrorism,  or the police on receiving a distress call from your neighborhood you just left for work?  Think! 

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        Nugathegod 2 weeks ago

        In cases of emergency, traffic laws don’t apply..

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      Gbudje, Oderhohwo A 2 weeks ago

      Orderniness is the first law in Heaven. We found ourselves in this mess because someone feels he or she is much more important than others. The big Ode comment was so disheartening. What makes him think that the work of one institution is much more important than other. Every work is important for the common good. Let us learn to follow Orderniness. May God help us.

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      Alegu David 2 weeks ago

      Nice advice brother, this right of a thing is sometimes misplaced

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      S. Abubakar 2 weeks ago

      Very nice nd educated advice.

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      DatFineGirl 2 weeks ago

      @Paul O
      Thank you for that wonderful piece of advice. You spoke well.
      It is expected to give way for vehicles with siren, e.g Ambulance, official cars. The lawyer should have known better. Soldiers deserve respect no matter what.

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        Kunle 2 weeks ago

        Thank you for your comment the uniform men are to be respect any where what if they were going for an emergency please wisdom it’s very important thanks

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      Cyprain 2 weeks ago

      I love this… They should be given that little privilege to carry their duty.they are some that might still beat you upon that your legality and you might not have survived it to be able to prosecute them.  Is just a page in a newspaper that’s if it will take up to a page and that’s all. Am not saying that we shouldnt know our Right but for me l see nothing here… I will just let them go having had a stressful day as thus mentioned…. 

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      Lemmy Fawy 2 weeks ago

      Are you saying soldiers should be breaking laws because they are protecting us?

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      Innos 2 weeks ago

      There’s great wisdom in your advice let he that ve ear hear and understand God bless you

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      Victor 2 weeks ago

      There is a difference between a mad man and a normal man that is an armed robber is different from a soldier please let’s leave sentiment out of this a soldier is trained to protect respect plus other things not able to mention but also most importantly to show good example to us. If the man in question says he doesn’t want to give way is it crime to be beaten he is just too lucky to have say he is a lawyer otherwise me and you know what they will do so this country need to know that we all can not be in a particular feed and bcoz he eats soldier does not make him the strongest man in the country and in our own different little ways we protect the country also so everybody should be up and doing nobody is a child that one man bcoz he has been given opportunity to serve his country will see everyone as his child pls I beg all of you nigerians

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      Barry White 2 weeks ago

      God blessed u. don’t mind that man so called legal. nonsense. 85% nowadays soldiers are graduate. try it next time.

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        Big Mac 2 weeks ago

        You are a fool for saying ‘try it next time’. Idiot

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    Fred J Chinonso 2 weeks ago

    I’ve actually done well Sir but what if it happens to an ordinary Nigerian ?I think the the Army,police or any man in military uniform should caution and behave themselves ,nobody knows who is who but what I believe that whatever you do is only waiting for you in future be it directly or indirectly through your generation.All human deserves respect,love,kindness and honour irrespective of your status but it s pity in Nigeria that men in military uniform misbehave,thereby turning themselves to be god.learning theory in Psychology made me to understand that if anyone has gone to school/training most especially when it has to do with your intellect and this such person does not behave as if he/she has gone to school or undergone training then that person in more or less an illiterate or is considered not to have pass through school at all.Learn to behave as humans not like an animal ,military men bewarned.

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      Barry White 2 weeks ago

      u are just an ordinary idiot..go and slap soldiers or u block them on the way.

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    Chidi Ozoemena 2 weeks ago

    It is important we know our rights and stick to them, whether a legal practitioner or not, the law enforcement agencies should know that it is their duty to maintain the laws and not breaking them.

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    Donvsmart 2 weeks ago

    Army suppose to respect all graduates.once you said AM A GRADUATE they should withdraw

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      so you feel there are no graduates in the military????I dont just seem to understand you

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        Papichulo 2 weeks ago

        Meaning we don’t have graduates in the army or what don’t get you????

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      Meaning we don’t have graduates among the soldiers or what???

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      barry white 2 weeks ago

      hmmm, I just left NYSC last week. I have seen some so called graduate that we still be asking soldiers spelling in the camp during the camp. am assure you today that 85% nowadays soldiers are graduate. fool’s.

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    Akass 2 weeks ago

    Nigeria now operates two sets of laws one for the poor n other for the rich otherwise to simply obey traffic rules n regulations became a problem.

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    Christian 2 weeks ago

    We are in a country where the people who thinks they are powerful thinks differently from others, they believe they are the God we sees that they can do anything and nothing will happen, is so crazy