The Lekki-Epe expressway has been shut down, following an ongoing pandemonium sparked by police brutality in the area.
It was gathered that some police officers who chased Danfo driver to VGC from Ajah, assaulted him mercillessly upon catching up with him. The policemen went further to puncture his bus’ tyres and seize its battery.
However the driver who held on to their van when they tried leaving, was dragged till they got to Okota where they pushed him away. The police brutality witnessed by residents of the area, made some area boys barricade the road in protest, causing a gridlock along Lekki-Epe expressway.
On June 8 also, three police officers, an inspector and two sergeants, exhibited the condemnable brutality for which the police and virtually all security agencies in the country have become notorious. The errant policemen accused a citizen, Mr. Ademuwagun Temitope Solomon, of being a fraudster and sprayed him with tear-gas at the Chinese Town in Ojota area of Lagos. An asthma patient, Solomon collapsed and developed an asthmatic fit. The officers who perpetrated the act were from Area ‘H’ Command of the force in Ogudu, Lagos, and had been on a neighbourhood patrol assignment when the sad incident occurred.
The good news, however, was that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal, acted swiftly, got the culprits identified and subjected to orderly room trial in accordance with stipulated regulatory and disciplinary procedures. Accordingly, having been found guilty as charged, the three policemen – Inspector Momoh Sulaiman, Sergeant Emmanuel Monday and Sergeant Adamu Usman, were immediately de-kitted and dismissed from the police force.
In the first quarter of this year, eight policemen attached to the Lagos State police were dismissed, four had their ranks reduced, 28 were served a warning notice, three were severely reprimanded while five were discharged and acquitted.