There was pandemonium yesterday in Sapele area of Delta state after a man who claimed to be a naval officer was dealt with by angry residents. According to Facebook user Samuel Meyiwa Khalil, the naval officer was molested and harassed by residents around after he allegedly slapped an apprentice working in a vulcanizing shop in the area.Below is what was shared online;
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN…
Sapele has suddenly become a Banana Republic. Just this evening, a little boy who works as an apprentice in a vulcanizing shop was brutally beaten by a supposed Naval officer just by Abeke by New road junction.
According to the supposed Naval officer, he brought his tyre to be vulcanised, sadly, after they had given him what they did, on getting home, the tyre leaked, so he had to use his electronic pumping machine to pump the tyre and brought it back to the place where it was first fixed.
Asking to know why the tyre was still faulty, the little boy said perhaps the tube was bad and he immediately raised his hands and slapped the innocent chap, thereafter, threw the boy inside the muddy and stinking water, used the big stick to horsewhip the young man mercilessly..
On seeing the incident, alot of us observers went straight to the scene from where we looked on-and the self acclaimed naval officer paused and started reporting himself to us.
From the scene, the man never felt remorse for all the atrocitious maltreatment meted on the little boy. But trust Safarians, when they gathered, the man was molested and left with a bleeding lip..