Angry Mob Mercilessly Beats Policeman For Pushing Man Into Accident

A yet-to-be-identified policeman has been beaten to a stupor by a mob after a man simply identified as Yusuf was run over by a BRT bus from the impact of being allegedly shoved by policemen in the Ketu area of Lagos State.

Eyewitnesses say the policeman and his colleagues were trying to dispossess Yusuf of his car when he got pushed into the BRT lane.

Unfortunately, one of the BRT buses plying the lane inward Lagos rammed into Yusuf who collapsed due to the impact of the crash.

An eyewitness who spoke to Punch who wished to remain anonymous said the policemen were to be blamed for Yusuf’s accident, noting that he sustained serious injury as a result of the incident.

The eyewitness said, “The policemen caused this; they were the ones that were trying to dispossess the man of his vehicle and while trying to push the man out of the vehicle, they pushed him on the BRT lane and an incoming bus ran into the man.”

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Another eyewitness, whose name could not be ascertained as he hastily spoke with a Punch correspondent when the scene got rowdy, said the policemen, after realising that Yusuf had been crushed by the BRT, attempted to flee the scene but an angry mob apprehended one of them.

He said, “It was people that beat the policeman till he fainted. He has not died because I still observed that he was breathing. People were annoyed about what they did to that man.

“The man sustained serious injuries, look at him lying unconscious on the floor and his blood on the road.”

Reports say people rushed to the rescue of Yusuf who was pictured lying motionless on the BRT lane.

Others were pictured pouring water on him to resuscitate him, while police officers attached to the Ketu Divisional Police Station attempted to rescue their colleague who also lay motionless on the ground.

When contacted, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the state Police Public Relations Officer, promised to respond soon but was yet to do so as of the time this report was filed.

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

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