Nigerian Army Arrest Soldier Who Insults Gov Sanwo-Olu In Viral Video

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Taoreed Lagbaja, has announced that the soldier who insulted Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on social media has been arrested.

Lagbaja disclosed this while speaking to journalists in Enugu State.

Previously, a young soldier was caught by security personnel attached to the governor’s convoy for allegedly riding a motorcycle against traffic regulations in Lagos. This incident sparked angry reactions from some military personnel on social media.

In a video shared by one of Sanwo-Olu’s media aides, Wale Ajetunmobi, the COAS clarified that the insulting videos directed at the governor were not from Army personnel.

Expressing deep concern and disapproval, Lt. General Lagbaja emphasized the military’s commitment to maintaining discipline and respect for civil authorities. He highlighted that such behavior goes against the values and professionalism expected of the Nigerian Army.

The Chief of Army Staff assured that the soldier involved in the incident has been apprehended and will face appropriate disciplinary action in accordance with military regulations.

He restated the military’s position on maintaining friendly and respectful relationships with civilian authorities.

His words: “I want to say that the soldier that was apprehended by the governor of Lagos state for plying one way does not represent the Nigerian Army.

“Because, in every respect, he contravened what we stand for, which is discipline as an Army, and it contravenes the constitution and the laws of Lagos. So, we frown at that as an Army.

“But for what you alleged that soldiers have gone to social media casting aspersions on the person and the office of the governor, it is only one soldier that has done that. The Army has investigated, that soldier has been apprehended and we are investigating.

“For every comical act that you have seen on social media, they are not personnel of the Nigerian Army.”.

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Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.