Nigerian Police officers beat Gideon Okeke, a Nollywood actor in Lagos yesterday on his way from a meeting in Lekki, the actor alleged.
According to Gideon Okeke, while commuting on the busy Lekki-Epe Express Way, he had a slight accident with another road user, one Mrs Ilori and all they both did was sought the assistance of the police officers close to the scene.
Before they could say Jack Robinson, words had escalated and the police officers pounced on him and the other woman with her niece.
He however called on the governors of the state Akinwunmi Ambode to wade into the situation and save numerous Lagosians from Police brutality in the state.
I AM NOT A MERE STATISTIC.
Yesterday, after I had finished from a scheduled meeting with @charlesotudor I left the Eko Hotel and joined the gradually building traffic leading on to Lekki.
Only a few minutes from my meeting, had I unfortunately run into a minor collision with another driver, Mrs Mosunmola Ilori, at the Lekki Phase 1 roundabout. We both inspected the damage(s), conferred and thought first, to get off the road for oncoming traffic.
Just less than 10feet away from all this were the Lastma and Police, sharing the police post at the roundabout.
All I asked, was their assistance (witnessed by Mrs Ilori) in getting some barricades off the road for us to park properly and this scenario I have just described, turned into a full blown fiasco, seeing 4 police officers pounce on me and 2 others on Mrs Ilori and her niece. I have come off this incident with stitches in my mouth and chin.
Mrs Ilori as well, to the full glare and amazement of pedestrians and moving traffic, was ruffled up, beat, and dragged on the tarred ground. The Leading man here was one Officer IDEH DONATUS who severally pointed a gun in my chest.
I hereby humbly call on the executive governor of Lagos state, @akinwunmiambode the Vice President @profosinbajo the @policenglagos and its Officers, to kindly exercise the authority of your offices in addressing these civil injustices filed at the #MarokoPoliceStation
Myself, Mrs Ilori, her niece and every other Nigerian citizen, don’t need to feel vulnerable with the police. We appreciate them for their efforts in Protecting Lives and Property,but not for them to be THE THREAT!
THE VICTIMS LIST IS OPEN-ENDED.
POLICE BRUTALITY MUST STOP!
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