Sunkanmi was going home on a motorcycle when he saw a crowd on the street trying to stop the politician, identified as Odukunle Kuti, from beating up his wife.
The repairer was said to have made a snide remark at the politician for beating up a woman, which the ex-councillor of the Ikosi/Isheri Local Council Development Area overheard.
The confrontation reportedly resulted in a fight between the duo as they tore each other’s clothes into shreds. It was gathered that the politician later invited some soldiers, accusing the 27-year-old of robbery.
The captain, identified as Okoye, was said to have mediated and dispersed the parties.
Sunkanmi, who spoke to our correspondent on Monday, said he was touched by the way the politician allegedly beat up the woman.
The ex-lawmaker said he wanted the case in court because he needed something to back up his claim to divorce his wife, whom he accused of infidelity.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said if the matter would be charged to court, both Sunkanmi and Kuti would be arraigned for affray.