The video of policemen who allegedly killed a bus driver over N100 bribe was circulated yesterday. The policemen were trying to collect bribe from commercial bus drivers when they pushed an old man into the gutter.
According to eyewitnesses, the incident happened at airport bus stop on Wednesday 26, October 2016. While one of the policemen fled the scene, the other was not so lucky. He was forced to pick the man up from the gutter. Initially, people assumed the man was dead, but he was later resuscitated and taken to a hospital.
“This policeman in a quest to arrest a LT commercial bus push the old man inside d gutter at airport bus stop around 12pm on 26/10/2016. The policeman his other colleague came in a vanagon bus which they initially arrested then use the same bus to raid on another commercial bus. The other police ran away immediate towards oshodi. While d other in the video attempt to zoom off but was crushed to d wall by the LT bus he was going to arrest.”
A few days later, another policeman has killed a tout in Berger Lagos. The policeman was a passenger in the bus which was coming towards Lagos, when the touts, commonly known as agberos flagged the bus down. The bus driver refused to pay. In the ensuing racket, the policeman brought out a knife and stabbed one of them, simply identified as Ahmed.
According to Punch, Ahmed was taken to the Lagos State Accident and Emergency Centre at the Ojota Tollgate where he was declared dead. A friend of Ahmed who spoke in Yoruba said, “The RRS men shot into the air and also fired tear gas canisters to disperse us when we intercepted the policeman.“They rescue and took him into the Armoured Personnel Carrier stationed in the area.”
However, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the suspect was not a policeman. He said, “A group of social miscreants allegedly engaged one Sulaiman Anafi, a driver in charge of a Mazda commercial bus with number plate, XB 251 LEM, in a brawl at the Berger bus stop, inward Lagos, over parking ticket.
“In the process, one of the passengers in the bus reportedly stabbed one of the area boys in the area with a knife and he died on the way to a nearby hospital. “The suspect has been arrested. He is not a policeman.”
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