Two policemen connected to a bank within the Okota area of Lagos State have been arrested for beating up businessman, recognized as Damilola Durodola, while on his way to work, Punch Metro reports.
The police sergeants, recognized only as Ezekiel and Haruna, have been dealing with disciplinary actions on the command headquarters at Ikeja, Lagos.
It was learnt that Durodola, who drove a KIA car, was on his way to work on Thursday when he ran right into a traffic allegedly attributable to a pothole in entrance of the bank.
He had taken the bank’s premises to evade the traffic when he was reportedly challenged by one of the policemen, Ezekiel.
The 28-year-old was allegedly held by the cop, who additionally known as his colleague, Haruna, on the phone.
“I was going to my place of business at Surulere on Thursday after I bumped into traffic on Okota Highway. There was a pothole in entrance of the bank, which motorists have been avoiding. That was round 8.05am.
“I noticed that the bank’s clients’ parking area was empty by that point, so I made a decision to make use of it to exit. I used to be approaching the exit when the cell policeman, who was in a polo shirt and khaki trousers, flagged me down.
“I assumed it will be a traditional dialog, so I waited. He requested me to reverse. I advised him that if I did that I may trigger traffic for different street customers. He began hitting my automotive as he held on to my shirt.
“I drove about eight blocks away from the bank. The cell policeman introduced out his telephone to make a name. A couple of minutes later, I noticed one other cell policeman arriving on a bike. He had a gun and an iron rod in his fingers. With out listening to something from me, he broke my wing mirrors and whipped my eye with the iron rod.”
The victim said a crowd mobbed the policemen and queried them for beating him up.
Durodola mentioned whereas in ache, he held on to his assailant.
“I instructed him that he would go nowhere for assaulting me. He cocked his gun and threatened to shoot me.
“The mob fought the policemen and the bank officers got here out to intervene. Shortly afterwards, a group of policemen arrived on the scene and shot into the air to disperse the crowd.
“Out of the blue, one of many policemen held me and mentioned I used to be harassing a uniformed man; they needed to show the case in opposition to me. The mob got here again and rescued me,” he added.
The victim mentioned he known as and narrated his ordeal to the Commander of the Speedy Response Squad, including that the senior police officer requested him to report the case on the command headquarters in Ikeja.
The case was referred to the workplace of the provost, who directed some senior law enforcement officials to comply with Durodola to the Okota Police Station and the financial institution to determine the mopols concerned within the incident.
On the Okota division, the policemen on the bottom allegedly gave improper names to the group.
The names given by the bank have been additionally reported to have conflicted with these given on the station.
“One of many officers with us, a DSP, requested to see the main points of policemen who took weapons from the armoury that morning. He noticed that the names have been additionally completely different. However as we have been about leaving the bank premises, I noticed the 2 policemen popping out and rapidly recognized them.
“I used to be told that they have been arrested on Friday. While certainly one of them was detained, the second, who has an ailment, was left to hunt medical consideration.
“The officer in command of the cell policemen on the Okota division later known as to apologise to me on behalf of his males. He mentioned he had additionally been affected by their motion.
“However the provost advised me that the policemen would face the consequence of their actions. Though I’d have needed them to repair my car, however that is Nigeria and I’ve determined to do it myself,” he said.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, said he would name again.
He had but to take action as of the time of submitting this report.