14th December, 2010
A Kaduna-based car dealer, Kenneth Alhassan, has raised alarm over alleged death threat by some soldiers led by Lieutenant O.O.Adanu after they had whipped and assaulted him over a car he sold to the lieutenant
Narrating his ordeal to P.M.NEWS, Alhassan explained that on 19 November, this year, Lt. Adanu ledÂ four other soldiers identified as personnel of 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna State to attack and beat him after they invited him for a peace talk over a sale of a car to Adanu.
He also alleged that after the soldiers allegedly beat him, they took N500,000 from him, the money meant for the sale of an Audi car at the army officersâ€™ messâ€
The car dealer explained to P.M.NEWS that he sold a car to Lt. Adanu for 470,000 and he returned it after a week, saying his oga told him not to buy it again.
According to him, he immediately issued a FCMB cheque for refund of his money, but Lt. Adanu insisted he must paid the 15,000 naira spent to register the car .
Alhassan alleged that when he refused, the lieutenant threatened to deal with him toÂ Â prove to him that he is an army officer.
The car dealer in tears alleged that he was beaten by the soldiers and they threatened to kill him if he disclosed the incident to anyone.
However, Alhassan said out of fear that the soldiers might carry out their threat, heÂ wrote a letter of complaint to the Kaduna Commissioner of Police and the GOC 1 Mechanised Division on the matter.
Though, he said the army promised to investigate the matter, he still fears his life is in danger .
When P.M.NEWS contacted Lt. Adanu via telephone to get his own side of story, he said: â€œ I am not in town but please wait till next week when I return from my trip.”