The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, Thursday affirmed that the two cadets that were arrested by the convoy of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State in the Mile 12 area of the state Wednesday, while dehumanizing an artisan, Dahiru Lawal, were its personnel.
The artisan allegedly broke the windscreen of the car being driven by the cadets, albeit accidentally, but fled the scene of the incident.
The cadets, identified as Peters O. Solomon and Abdullahi Fahad, of the Nigerian Air Force Base in Ikeja, however, pursued and caught up with Lawal, who they reportedly molested and locked up inside the boot of their car, a Chrysler Stratus, before Governor Ambode’s intervention.
Reacting to the incident, the NAF in a statement yesterday, vowed to carry out disciplinary measures against the airmen whenever the Police released hands them over to the Nigerian Air Force.
The statement issued yesterday in Lagos and signed by the Air Officer Commanding Logistics Command, Air Vice Marshal Muhammed Muhammed, stated that the cadets’ conduct was contrary to ethics of the profession.
The statement read in part; “Our preliminary investigation revealed that the accused persons are serving Nigerian Air Force personnel.
“The leadership of the Nigerian Air Force will like to make it absolutely clear that the service does not condone this kind of behaviour. We clearly understand our responsibilities to the public.
“Therefore, as soon as the airmen are handed over to the Nigerian Air Force by the Police, we shall conduct the appropriate judicial process”.