Police In Kaduna Allegedly Assault, Evict 85-year-old Retired Army Officer, Family Members On Orders Of Governor El-Rufai
The police in Kaduna State have been accused of beating up and forcefully evicting one Paul Ojo, an 85-year-old retired Staff Sergeant of the Nigerian Army and his family from his house in Kaduna.
The incident happened on Tuesday at L2 Kasupda Quarters, Kabala Costain, Kaduna.
SaharaReporters gathered that the police invaded the house without any prior notice or court order and asked the occupants to vacate the building.
Armed policemen drafted to carry out the operation were said to have descended on Ojo, who insisted that the property was still under litigation and pending before the court.
He also demanded from the gun-wielding officers the court order or warrant that authorised his eviction.
The request did not go down well with the police as they pounced on the old man, dragged him on the floor and threw out his properties.
Also, his 75-year-old wife, Veronica, and children were not spared in the assault as the policemen inflicted injuries on one of the son, Isaac, for challenging them for beating up his father.
Leader of the team, one DSP Ahmed, reportedly fired several gunshots during the operation.