A Nigerian lady, Estellar Adebayo, took to Instagram to accuse some Lagos State Police Officers of harassing and assaulting her, all because they were looking for money.
Estellar who backed up her accusation against the Lagos Police Officers with a video, wrote;
“nigerian police is a lot. of shit im so tired of the crap we were searched tonight on our way home and because i was telling one of
the officers that they lock my estate gate by twelve he hit me and harrasssed me i have a bruise on my face this is the most stupid shit
all because they are looking for money we need to stop police brutality”
Recall that three Lagos state Police Officers attached to Amukoko Division by names and service numbers: 25759 Sgt. Osaseri Saturday, 35 9075 Sgt. Segun Okun, 496833 Cpl. Adekunle Oluwarotimi, were tried and dismissed from the Nigeria Police for breaching the rules of engagement to wit reckless application of firearms.
In the incident which occurred on 11/01/2018 at about 2130 hours, at Ifelodun street, Amukoko, Lagos state, the Lagos state Police officers reportedly fired bullets from their weapons at some youths, alleged to have hurled some non ballistic missiles at them such as stones, sticks and bottles leading to the death of one of the youths, Azubike, and injury one another.
The guilty verdict was passed on them by the Adjudicating officer, who considered that the officers did not appreciate the situation critically, and ought not to have applied the maximum force on the unruly youths.
The arrested officers will be charged to court next week, as Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has directed all the Area Commanders and DPOs in Lagos state to warn their men against misapplication of force. According to the CP, He further warned that officers must abide by the Rules of Engagement ( ROE) as stipulated in Force Order 237.
The officers casefile would be sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecution( DPP) for legal advice.