The barber’s ordeal with the soldiers, began after the man did not to pay as he took his daughter to another saloon, because the barber couldn’t perfect the hairstyle he wanted for his daughter. Rights activist, Prince Gwamnishu Harrison who shared the sad story on Facebook, wrote;
BARBER ASSAULTED IN ASABA BY SOLDIERS FOR CUTTING WRONG HAIR STYLE.
Received a call from a barber to please rescue his boy from further maltreatment by soldiers (fully dressed in Army Uniform).
We couldn’t get to the scene due to wrong address given by the caller. (Apologies).
The man who led the soldiers took her daughter to the saloon yesterday to cut her hair and told the barber the hair style he want for his daughter.
Unfortunately, the barber couldn’t perfect the hair style and the man refused to pay, took his daughter to another barber shop.
At about 9:46am, this morning he stormed the barber shop with soldiers and assaulted the barber.
We asked the neighbors around and they gave same statement.
A case of Assault has been reported on his behalf by BBI at the Police station and also Army Mini barrack Asaba. #MoreUpdate
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We care about this young man and you.
Does the barber deserve such maltreatment?
Few months ago, it was also reported that a Bronx barber was beaten to a pulp by an irate patron wigging out over a lousy trim — and was then fired because the shop’s manager believed his employee started the brawl.
The longtime patron popped by the Diamond Cuts shop in Tremont at around 8:30 p.m. on Feb.16 but was so dissatisfied with the 53-year-old barber’s handiwork that he refused to pay. Other workers at the shop offered to touch up the shoddy job, setting off the proud barber’s apparently hair-trigger temper.