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Nigerian Police Brutality: Officer Attacked Innocent Couple With Gun In Lekki Lagos

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Nigerian Police Brutality: Officer Attacked Innocent Couple With Gun In Lekki Lagos

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Dec 10, 2014 – Nigerian Police Brutality: Officer Attacked Innocent Couple With Gun In Lekki Lagos

A man and his wife are currently being treatment at an hospital in Lagos after an attack by a wicked police officer.

29-year-old Ejeh Smith and his 26-year-old wife, Grace Smith were tortured last week Wednesday by a policeman identified as Dada Ogunsanya with his assault rifle.

According to witnesses, the attack happened at Lekki Roundabout last week  while the couple was heading to their house in Parkview Estate in a taxi.

The police officer attached to Ikoyi Division was among 7-man patrol team in the area around 10pm on Wednesday.

The police team was said to have stopped the taxi driver and demanded that he opened his boot for a routine check.

The taxi driver, Ndubuisi Iheaka, told our correspondent that after he opened his boot which contained scaffolding belts, the policeman demanded to see his driving licence.

“I was about getting the driving licence when he started flashing his torchlight on my passengers who were sitting at the back.

“The wife told the officer not to flash the torch on them since the inner light of the vehicle was on.

“Because of what she said, the policeman asked them to come down from the cab. This started an argument. The next thing I saw was that the policeman pulled my passenger (Ejeh) by his trousers, and his wife went to plead with him to stop.

“But instead, he slapped her and punched her husband. He was wearing a ring, which inflicted a deep cut on Ejeh’s face. After that, he used the butt of his gun to hit him in his eye and face. He also dragged his wife on the road.”

Grace said the policeman, apart from slapping her, stepped on her tummy.

“If I was pregnant that night, I would have lost my pregnancy. I was only trying to pet him to leave my husband since he did not have business with us. I told him to face the cab driver and leave us alone. “The other policemen were just looking at him while he dragged me on the ground. A man riding a tricycle at the time was the one who rescued me. He said the policemen must call their Divisional Police Officer or else he would not leave the scene,” she said.

The Ikoyi DPO, Mrs. Aisha Haruna, was said to have arrived at the scene.

Ejeh claimed he could barely see because blood was dripping from his eyes, while his wife was vomiting blood. He added that the DPO ordered that they be taken to the station to make statements.

He said, “But we told her that we needed to first treat ourselves before we could make statements. That was when we were given forms and referred to the Falomo Police Hospital. We paid for the treatment and we also went to the eye clinic for treatment.”

His wife claimed that the DPO seized her phone and asked an inspector at the station to delete all the pictures and video recording she did of the incident.

“Even my personal data were deleted. And when I asked the DPO why she did that, she said we deserved the treatment we got. She said she would have locked us up in the cell if not for our injuries. She said we did not know how to talk,” she added.

The family lawyer of the victims, Mr. Sunday Agbinya, said his office would write a petition to the Inspector General of Police to redress the wrong done to his clients.

“This is a case of assault occasioning harm and we intend to challenge it. We will send a petition to the IG. We want the police to conduct a full investigation into this,” he said.

The legal officer of a non-governmental organisation, Project Alert on Violence Against Women, Mr. Ben Odeh, said the police officer responsible for the act should be disciplined for torturing the couple.

He said, “It is a breach of their constitutional rights. The policeman went too far.”

[Credit: PUNCH]

12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Jesuit Onye

    December 10, 2014 at 1:47 AM

    NPF that is their identity they will do anything to retaliate if no bribe is handed to dem foolish farce

  2. Bradson

    December 10, 2014 at 4:51 AM

    The DPO taking side with the corrupt and lawless officer she has some questions to answer,the heartless DPO can not head police station she is a disgrace to Police Force.

  3. Romoke

    December 10, 2014 at 4:53 AM

    This is too much now, the evil police man wanted to kill them
    Due Justice must be served here

  4. Conscience 1

    December 10, 2014 at 4:55 AM

    According to Fela Anikulapo-Kuti….Nigeria is “Beast of No Nation,”Egbekegbe”na bad society!!!
    Otherwise how do you explain this type of overt police brutality in your own country.

  5. baba-T

    December 10, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    If proper action is not taken against the police that committed this act, I bet you I will begin to the law into their hands. Yes!!. The government has to put end to this human right violation and that is the only way to stop this act from repeating again. Its not everybody the police will do this to and go scot free!!
    I read on a blog yesterday that there is a man that sell Indian hemp in an area in lagos that stabbed a woman and her child on her breast and beat hell out of the woman with blood all over her body. The woman reported the case to the police station and the police could not arrest this man because according to the Indian hemp seller , he boast that the police cannot arrest him because the police are on his pay role.!!
    May God help us in this country with Good leaders.

  6. muyi

    December 10, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    That DPO and his fullish killer squad has to be in jail by now. but will do that for us injustice will never let it happen, all of them are this same.may God help us in this country amen.

  7. Esty

    December 10, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    Dis is police brutality,may God hv mercy on d soul of dat policeman,no sin goes unpunished he wil surely meet his waterloo soonest.

  8. JUMMIS

    December 10, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    Niger police are the worst and cruel set of human beings on earth God have mercy on the injured no wonder police dey die any how

  9. Jilo

    December 10, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    All our law enforcement officers must undergo additional training especially on how to deal with their civilian counterparts. As a law enforcement officer, this Officer must have adhered to the rule of law and fundamental human right when handling this situation. Even if they are suspect that does not give the Officer any right to inflict injury on innocent citizens. If we really have a functional society a Police Officer may bring charges against any offender or anybody who stands in his way to perform his civil duty in the court of law, but not by beating or locking him up before you can prove that you are Officer of law. Sometimes law enforcement Officers don’t like to loose little authority they have over their civilian counterpart, this make them go out of their way by showing their suspects/offenders that they have such power of arrest over them which in most cases result in abuse. This is the reason why our law enforcement officers should undergo more training in order to prepare on how to handle such occurrence.

  10. Grace

    December 10, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    Sad in Nigeria. Not a country to reside. Anyone who have means live this country. Yes Nigeria police die anyhow, they bind and lay curses on their children. I pity their children

    If you are child of police man please talk to your dad or go do deliverance. The police has smoke Indian herm

  11. giant of the gods

    December 10, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    to my own view the police was not right to have beaten them , but the woman should have allow the police to do his work , sometimes the way some Nigerians talks are so abusive, please Nigerians lets learn how to approach people no matter who the person his

  12. Levi

    December 10, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    The Police in Nigeria are so lucky that we fear God too much, if not, believe me should the victims decided to seek for justice from a local court where baba lawo is the chief judge, if he survive it after the verdict, he will resign from the police force so as not to touch anyone again, since going to govt court is a waste of time as the court’s verdict will definately favour the malefactor police officer.

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