After reportedly causing an unnecessary accident in the Ketu Area of Lagos State, a Nigerian police officer was ambushed and beaten by a mob.
It was claimed that the unnamed police officer shoved a man named Yusuf into a BRT bus, crushing him.
According to the PUNCH, Yusuf was being pushed into the BRT lane by the police officer and his colleagues as they tried to take possession of his car.
“In the process, one of the BRT buses plying the lane inward Lagos rammed into Yusuf, who collapsed due to the impact of the crash,” an eyewitness, who pleaded to remain anonymous, told journalists while narrating the incident.
The witness claimed that Yusuf’s ordeal was the fault of the policemen and added that he had various degrees of injuries as a result of the incident.
“The policemen caused this; they were the ones that were trying to dispossess the man of his vehicle, and while trying to push the man out of the vehicle, they pushed him on the BRT lane, and an incoming bus ran into the man,” the eyewitness said.
Another eyewitness, whose identity was unknown due to his hasty speech, claimed that after the policeman realised the BRT had crushed Yusuf, they sought to flee the scene, but one of them was caught by an enraged throng.
He said, “It was people that beat the policeman till he fainted. He has not died because I still observed that he was breathing. People were annoyed about what they did to that man.
“The man sustained serious injuries; look at him lying unconscious on the floor and his blood on the road.”
Reporters who arrived on the scene saw the man lying motionless as people poured water on him to revive him after he had lost consciousness due to the accident.
Additionally, it was learned that the Ketu Divisional Police Station made an effort to save a colleague who was likewise lifeless on the ground.
News reporters discovered that the brutalised policeman’s uniform had been torn as a result of the effect of the mob’s attack on him.
Additionally, many were observed crying over the incident and blaming the police officer and his coworkers for the mishap.
Yusuf, the victim, was found to have a serious cut on his right arm as a result of the incident. According to reports, he was thrown into a car and sent to a hospital for further care.
The yet-to-be-identified policeman was also rushed to the hospital for treatment.
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