The Army has confirmed that a soldier, who allegedly brutalised a female passenger travelling from Port Harcourt to Onitsha, is under interrogation. The incident allegedly occurred at a military checkpoint in Port Harcourt onMonday. The Army authorities pleaded with the public to have faith and confidence in it to handle the case. According to the lady, Jewel Infinity, who’s an actress, she was on her way to Onitsha aboard a Toyota Sienna bus when her car was pulled over at a checkpoint “immediately after the airport”. She said that she was molested by a young soldier named Sulaiman Olamilekan, who accused her of “discussing him” and ordered her to disembark from the vehicle, kneel and apologise to him. “To my greatest dismay, this dude went in search of any object at his disposal (a huge stick) and started hitting it all over my body, he shoved me out of the vehicle and when he piecesed (sic) the stick on me, he went in search of another thing and he came back with a big rod…” Jewel recounted. She claimed the incident was later reported at the Army Barracks and sympathetic officers later apologised and took her to the hospital for treatment. But in a reaction, the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sanni Usman said the issue is under investigation. Usman said: “As regards to the lady, I have communicated the matter to the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division and they are taking necessary action. I know that the soldier and his guard commander have been invited and effort is on to locate the lady.” “Please help us enlighten the public to have faith, confidence and trust in us by reporting such issues properly and if nothing is done, then they can go public with it,” Usman said.