Fair-complexioned female Soldier dehumanises commercial cab driver in Calabar

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A graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Cross River (UNICROSS) formerly known as Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) has reported an ugly incident which transpired between a yet-to-be-identified female Nigerian soldier and a commercial cab driver in Calabar the Cross River state capital metropolis on Wednesday.

Cletus Asuquo who took to his social media timeline at 7.51PM disclosed that one Joseph Bassey Effiong a cab driver had been ‘beaten, brutalised, injured and dehumanised’ by a female Nigerian soldier without provocation.

According to Asuquo, Effiong the driver was so treated because he did not speed up his vehicle, thereby preventing the female soldier and her colleagues from overtaking him.

His words, ‘Soldiers from the Nigerian Army on Wednesday 11th January 2023, at about 7PM have beaten, brutalize, injured and dehumanized a taxi driver identified as Joseph Bassey Effiong with number plate registration number “ANA 125, AA CROSS RIVER STATE”.

‘The incident took place at Ekpo Abasi Junction, Calabar South Local Government Area Cross River State.

‘He was beaten on the premise that he refused to drive fast, and prevented them from overtaking him. When he eventually stopped at the junction, he was ordered by a fair lady who happens to be a soldiers to step down.

‘When he obeyed he asked the soldiers what his offence was. Immediately without explanation they beat him up, punched him and dragged him into their van.’

Asuquo explained how he intervened to secure the personal belongings of the driver after he was whisked away by the hurting soldiers: ‘Upon seeing that after they left, I took his phone which had fallen, his wallet, and removed his car battery. After few minutes they took him to the roundabout of the junction, later on they released him.

‘I had stumbled over that female Soldier. On one occasion, I was travelling from Akwa Ibom state to Cross River state, she boarded the same bus with me, and had luggages. She was asked by the park drivers to pay for her luggage.

‘She refused and threatened that if the driver asked her to pay for her luggage she will beat him up.

“According to her ‘You no Sabi say I be Soldier?. Pay for wetin?’ At a check point she stepped down and told other Soldiers who came and warned the driver.

‘She is fair in complexion and usually stands at night at Ekpo Abasi Junction very close to CRUTECH GATE.’

 

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