The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja has condemned a viral verbal assault on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu by persons claiming to be soldiers, saying the culprit has been arrested.
In the viral videos, some persons claiming to be officers of the Nigerian Army had verbally attacked the governor for ordering the arrest of someone believed to be a soldier who drove against traffic.
But days later, the COAS speaking during the opening of the Dragon Officers Mess in Abakpa Cantonment, Enugu State, said only one of those behind the videos was a soldier and had been arrested.
Reacting, Lt. Gen. Lagbaja insisted that the soldier apprehended while plying on a one-way does not represent the Nigerian Army, and in every respect, his action not only contravened what the Army stood for which is discipline, but it also contravened the constitution and the laws of Lagos State.
He noted that the utterances made by other identified persons in military uniforms only spoke from the angle of politics, and not the army, but all are being investigated and will be treated accordingly.