Keyamo petitions Buratai, seeks N50m over alleged assault on lawyer
LAGOS lawyer, Fetus Keyamo, has written to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, seeking the sum of N50 million as compensation for the alleged brutality, assault and molestation of a fellow Lagos lawyer, Adeyemi Akintoye, by two military men on February 11, 2016 at Yaba market, Lagos.
Keyamo, in the letter signed on his behalf by the Practice Manager of his Lagos chambers, Mrs. Teen Wills-Obong and Somadina Eugene Okorie, also demanded that the culprits be fished out, disciplined and made to publicly apologise to the lawyer as well as offset his medical expenses.
The fiery lawyer also threatened legal action against the Nigerian Army in the event that it ignores, refuses and/or neglects to heed the demands within 30 days of the receipt of the letter.
According to Keyamo, on the stated day, at about 5.15 pm, his client was on his way home after close of work when he was accosted by two military men, who demanded he walks faster or leaves the way for them.
His client, Keya stated simply stopped and with the wave of his hand signaled the open way for them to cross.
The action, he alleged provoked the junior ranking officer among the two, who termed the action to be insulting and ordered his client to go on his knees.