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    Monday, 11 January 2016

    How Ladipo spareparts traders beat the hell out of me- Comrade Eze

    By Emmanuel Udom

    For Comrade Dandy Eze, National President, Paths of Peace Initiatives, a Lagos-based non-governmental organization, penultimate Tuesday was one hell of a day for him.

    It was a day he will probably live to remember for life, as he explained to our correspondent that some Task Force officials at the popular Ladipo auto-spareparts market, located in Mushin area of Lagos, beat the living hell out of him over N1000 balance.

    Eze lamented that it was in May, this year  when he visited the market to purchase some auto spareparts, valued at N7000 from one Ndubuisi, a trader at the market.

    His words: “On getting home, I discovered that the spareparts were fake and immediately called the said trader, who promised to refund my money the next day”.

    However, according to the battered activist, Ndubuisi actually refunded N6000 with a promise to refund the remaining N1000 balance as soon as possible.

    But, for three months from May to August, the trader was playing hide-and-seek game with me on the N1000 balance which forced me to visit the market for my money.

    His words: My brother, on getting to the market, Ndubuisi instead of refunding my money, contacted the taskforce officials, who mobilized other traders to beat the hell out of me.

    After the beating, the taskforce officials bundled me to their office, where I was detained for hours and later forced to sign for N10, 000 as bail money; even though a N2000 receipt was issued to me.

    Eze however told our correspondent that he petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, who in turn directed the Lagos State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni to look into the matter.

    But, as at the time of filling this report, police image maker in Lagos, Joe Offor could not be reached on phone for official comment on the incident.

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