The aggrieved man said he had gone on a visit to his hometown, Sapele, from Lagos State when he was accosted by the soldiers who harassed, assaulted and brutally shaved off his dreadlocks.
On Monday, he took to his Twitter page @KingsRubies, to demand justice, stating that he had been traumatised by the experience.
He tweeted, "The only crime I ever committed against Nigeria is that I’m her citizen. I see no other wrong. The @NigerianArmy cut off my hair for no reason at all. Is it constitutional?
"This set of military men stopped me at about 21:32 (9.32pm) along Ajogodo Road, Sapele, Delta State. I greeted them and without asking any questions, they asked me to lie on the ground. I asked to know why and the response I got was a wire to my butt. I complied and received another whipping.
These set of military men stopped me at about 21:32 along Ajogodo road, Sapele, Delta state. I greeted them and without asking any questions, they asked me to lie on the ground. I asked to know why & the response I got was a wire to my butt. I complied & received another whipping pic.twitter.com/QcaaCqCqDE
— Winter Is Here âï¸âï¸ (@KingsRubies) January 4, 2021
"And when I asked why I was being treated that way, they asked me to park properly and go to the officer with the scissors. In my mind, what is my offence. I went to him and spoke to him politely, asking what I did wrong. And he told me that this is a new Sapele so we must all comply.
"Like seriously? I informed him that I’m a footballer and that I came to town to celebrate New Year with my family. And that I was even in Sapele to see my mum. All words fell on deaf hears.
“I want the president @MBuhari to tell Nigerians what the job of the army is because I don’t know.