A young was brutally assaulted by a police officer in Dopemu, Lagos today. According to the lady Inspector Lawal Murtala of the Dopemu division Lagos, Nigeria, beat me her up because she recorded a video of him beating up an innocent man.
The young lady was later detained for hours after her phone was smashed and sized.
Read how the incident happened and watch the video of the assault below;
” Inspector Lawal Murtala of the Dopemu division Lagos, Nigeria, beat me up today just because i recorded him beating up an innocent man and was dragged to the police station.
I was detained for hours, and the video forcefully deleted of which unknowing to them, i had already forwarded one successfully to my sister via WhatsApp.
Then my phone was smashed and seized. Imagine going to report an assault by a policeman and i get detained instead saying a policeman can do whatever he likes and that videoing a policeman is an offence.
The dpo , a woman was in full support of the policeman, ordered that i get detained saying i wanted to video to post and she will not let that happen. I was detained from 2pm till 7pm. This is INJUSTICE !!!
The police who should protect us are the ones victimising is and this should change. It is not just fair. We all should say no to police brutality.” Bibi Anne’
— #BBNAIJA 2018 (@LailaIjeoma) March 30, 2018
Also, a man recounted his ordeal with police officers in Lagos on Twitter who assaulted a lady who tried protesting the use of the pedestrian bridge because President Buhari was scheduled to pass through it yesterday.
Raed the Tweets below;
these policemen & lastma are literally telling people not to take the pedestrian bridge just because the president of the country wants to pass through… people are literally waiting..been here for 15mins and it’s all stand still.. under this scorching sun for God sake
Few minutes later, this happened…… Just because she protested that why are they not allowed to take the pedestrian bridge….
And this…….. . The guys kept asking, “what was there offense” they kept asking while being harassed and bundled into the “LGSC car”. Little did i know………
Little did i know…that i was also gonna get arrested, harassed, and treated like a thief…asking why i always holding my phone. My friend
@sheyi_pencilz who was with me didn’t even know i was being carried away.. Somehow I was calm through the whole ordeal..till I was freed
I’ve had encounters with law enforcement agencies several times..but this left me in a very sad place..im so Sad right now… Like “who exactly is the enemy here” My leader is being protected from me??? This is the height of it