Soldier Assaults Nollywood Actress, Ebere Ohakwe

Soldier Assaults Nollywood Actress, Ebere Ohakwe

23 Feb 2017, by Database Manager in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

Nollywood Actress, Ebere Ohakwe was assaulted by Sulaiman Olamilekan, a non-commissioned solidier in the Nigeria Army. On the 30th of January, Olamilekan allegedly assaulted Ohakwe at Omagwa checkpoint along Port Harcourt-Owerri road in Rivers. Ohakwe, who was in transit from Port Harcourt to Onitsha, claimed that she was assaulted by Olamilekan after he accused her of insulting him while inspecting the vehicle. The victim, who reportedly sustained bruises and was admitted in a hospital after the assault, accused the soldier of infringing on her fundamental human rights.

Details of Occurrence

State of OccurrenceRivers
Date of Occurrence23 Feb 2017
Security Agents InvolvedPrivate Sulaiman Olamilekan of the Nigeria Army
Legal FoundationsSection 34 of the Nigeria Army states clearly the right of dignity of the human person, adding that no person should be subjected to torture or inhuman treatement
Rights ImplicatedEbere Ohakew's right to dignity and fundamental human rights were violated
Region of Occurrence South South Nigeria
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