Man arrested for allegedly slapping Police officer twice in Lagos

A Nigerian man has been arrested by the police in Lagos for allegedly slapping an officer twice after causing an accident.

Man arrested for allegedly slapping Police officer twice in Lagos

According to a police report, the man was responsible for an accident that happened in Ikeja and didn’t want to own up to his action.

The Police officers at the scene were reported to have detained him and in the process he slapped one of them twice. He was also reported to have resisted arrest when a team of officers was deployed to the scene.

This man who caused an accident along Governor’s Road, Ikeja has been arrested for slapping a Police officer twice and threatening the entire team deployed to the scene when the accident occurred. He has been handed over to Alausa Police Station for necessary action. #TheGoodGuys” the Police twitter page reported

Some Nigerians reacted to the report on Twitter! Whiel some commended the police for arresting the man, others believe that the story does not add up

This one slap police and threatened them… Nigeria Police will not kill somebody… We know now…


Assaulting a police officer is an offence under sections 58 and 60 Crimes Act 1914. The maximum penalty for this offence is 5 years imprisonment, or 2 years imprisonment if the matter is finalised in the Local Court.” another user wrote on twitter

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