32-year-old dismissed soldier, Yemi Ayeni, who was caught on camera beating up a female police officer in Shibiri area of Lagos state has been arrested.
The video of the dismissed soldier, Ayeni beating the female officer, went viral today, causing the state police command to immediately launch an investigation.
Upon interrogation, Ayeni revealed he was dismissed from service. He said he was disqualified at entry level into the military.
“I am a dismissed soldier. I was dismissed during training. I had spent four months in the training before I was dismissed.
This was because anytime someone shouted at me, I would feel somehow. They said I had a medical problem and told me to leave.
I don’t know what came over me on Sunday. I was inside a commercial bus with the driver and conductor, when the policewoman hit the vehicle and that was all.
I regret my action. I appeal to the Federal Government and the Police to free me. They should temper justice with mercy. I will never try this again. My wife walked out of the marriage six months ago, abandoning our baby”, he said.
Spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana, said Ayeni would be charged to court for assault.