The lady, who was assaulted, has stated that she doesn’t want the case to be swept under the carpet.

A man identified as Atari, is currently under investigation by the Police after he hired members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) to beat his ex-girlfriend and her brother to a pulp.

The victim, Tope Segun, explained that Atari invited the men to ‘discipline’ her brother, Abdullahi.

As narrated by the assaulted lady, she wants justice as she was beaten to stupor by the men, while she tried to save her brother.

“My former boyfriend came to our house on Olodan Street, Ijora Badia on Friday, December 29, 2023, and met my brother. My brother told him not to enter the house; he should not sit in our bed and that he should call my line since I was not around and I was the one he wanted to see,” she narrated.

According to Tope, her brother and Atari had a little altercation before the incident occured. She also stated that her brother didn’t like Atari.

“He (Atari) then hit my brother on the chest and they began fighting,” she continued.

“One of our siblings then screamed out to me that my brother and Atari were having a fight. So when I got there I started hitting him with something and he left but he went to invite members of the OPC to come and discipline my brother.”

“When the OPC men came, they began hitting my brother with planks. They beat him from our place towards the OPC’s base. When I got there to seek my brother’s release, telling them our father just died, they were asking if I knew where I came to. One of them took a grinding machine belt and flogged me with it. I was slapped. I was running to the other street, and one of them followed me and kept hitting me with the belt. I insisted I must take my brother home.”

Tope explained that by the time she got home after the incident, she realised her body had been swelling. “I and my brother could not sleep. My brother could not walk properly,” she said.

She also stated the incident had been reported and she is not ready to settle the case despite appeals by concerned persons to settle the case amicably.

“On New Year Eve, we reported the matter at the police station in Pako, Amukoko. The matter has reached the Area Command and the guy was released to be going and coming back to the station. They said we should come by 2:00 pm today (Wednesday).”

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the incident, stated that the suspect was released on bail, and investigation were ongoing.

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