A soldier, whose identity could not be immediately ascertained, on Saturday, assaulted a young lady who was dressed in a manner he considered unacceptable.

The incident happened around 9:47a.m at Oju-Ore, Ota area of Ogun State.

The lady, who was clad in a pair of shorts and white knitted coverup, was trekking on the road when she was assaulted.

The PUNCH quoted eyewitnesses as saying that the soldier, who was riding in a commercial bus, alighted from the bus and pounced on the young lady, unprovoked.

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Eyewitnesses reported that he slapped the young lady repeatedly and when the shocked lady attempted to run away from the unprovoked assault, he pulled her back violently with her long braided hair.

The soldier was caught on video yanking off the young lady’s blouse and had also wanted to take off her bra when passersby intervened.

They begged him repeatedly before he let go of the girl.

He then joined the commercial bus he was riding in and the driver drove off.

Efforts to reach the spokesman for 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major Olaniyi Osoba, for comments proved abortive on Saturday as his line was switched off as of the time of filing the report, the PUNCH said.