Nigerian soldiers from the 4 Mechanized Brigade Military Intelligence have reportedly tortured one Otunba Ajayi Oladele to death over a debt of N1.5 million. A referral from the military hospital in Benin City addressed to Consultant Physician at the Warri Central Hospital in Warri, a spinal cord injury gotten from alleged brutal beating by the military men led to Oladele’s death, Punch reports.
According to report, Oladele was arrested on May 8 following allegations by one Kayode Adeosho that he collected the sum of N1.5m from him since January but has refused to pay back. Adeosho brought some military men to arrest Oladele and he was taken to their barrack were he was reportedly beaten up by officials.
It was hinted that Oladele pleaded with the soldiers to release him because he had delicate health conditions that needed constant use of special drug but the soldiers refused and forced him inside their vehicle.