BY EMMA NNADOZIE, CRIME EDITOR
LAGOS — A naval officer, Master Warrant Officer Unaji Benjamin Enejor, has been alleged to have inflicted serious injury on the right eye of Police Inspector Emmanuel Nbillah with his car key at Kirikiri area of Lagos state.
This happened during a mild argument that ensued after the naval officer rammed his car into the Police officer’s wife’s store.
The naval officer, attached to Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Oshodi, with service number M4351, was reportedly driving his Honda Shuttle car with number plate LSR 34 CE along Akere Street in Kirikiri when it veered off the road and rammed into a restaurant belonging to the wife of the policeman, attached to the State Criminal Investigations Department, SCID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos.
Vanguard learnt that the Police Inspector and his wife, who were sitting close to the store, escaped death by the whiskers as the wall of the store was damaged.
It was gathered that after the incident, the couple and their neighbours confronted the naval officer, who resides in Ojo Navy barracks, insisting that he must pay for the damages but he reportedly snubbed them after identifying himself as a naval personnel.
The situation took another dimension few minutes later as the wife of the Police officer rushed to Kirikiri Police division to lodge a complaint.
While there, a hot argument ensued between the Naval officer and the Police inspector who was said to have also identified himself.
Eyewitnesses told Vanguard that in the course of the argument, the Naval officer brought out his car key which he poked into the right eye of the Police inspector after which he sped off in his car.
Sympathizers chased the naval officer to an adjoining street where he was caught.
He was subsequently taken to Kirikiri Police station where he was detained. The case was later transferred to the State Criminal Investigations Department, SCID, Panti, Yaba, for further investigation.
The wounded Police officer was also rushed to General Hospital, Ajeromi and thereafter to Navy Reference Hospital before he was referred to Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi-Araba where he is currently receiving treatment.
At press time, the spokespersons for the police and that of the Navy could not be reached for comments.