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Ambode rescues man from boot of cadets



A young artisan, Dahiru Lawal who was being maltreated by two Air Force cadets, was on Wednesday rescued by the Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, who freed the man from the trunk of the cadets’ car where he had been bundled to be taken away to an unknown destination.

The cadets, Peters Solomon and Abdullahi Fahad who claim to be attached to the Ikeja Air Force base alleged that Lawal, broke their car windscreen, so they forced him into the trunk, after dragging him on the ground.

The governor who met the incident at Mile 12 area while returning from Agbowa, swiftly intervened, wondering what Lawal did to warrant such treatment, and got him out of the trunk of the Chrysler Stratus car marked KRD 267DV where he was kept.

The cadets told reporters that they put Lawal in the car trunk for trying to escape after breaking the windscreen.

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Reliving his ordeal, Lawal who hails from Kaduna State, said he mistakenly broke the windscreen with the load he carried, adding that he took to his heels because he was afraid of what the Air Force men might do to him.

He said: “I ran into the market and they pursued me and caught me inside the market. They started beating me and dragged me to their car.

“The pleas of my boss and people around fell on their deaf ears. The police also came to plead with them to open the boot but they insisted on taking me away and it was at that point that the convoy of the governor arrived to rescue me from the boot of the car where they kept me,” Lawal said.

The artisan said he lost his cell phone and N5, 000 cash, which he had on him while being dragged on the floor.
The governor has ordered that the suspects be handed over to the police.

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