Policemen Beat Okada Rider To Death For Riding On A Prohibited Road In Lagos

7 years ago by: Charles colins
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-- (m) at 12-09-2012 06:19PM (7 years ago)

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The first casualty of the ban on okada operations on major highways in Lagos State emerged yesterday when a policeman allegedly beat to death, Mr. Jimoh Fasasi, a driver with Lagos State Ambulance Services, LASAMBUS who was riding his bike on a prohibited road.

We learnt Jimoh closed from work and was heading to his Mushin residence on his private motorcycle and in LASAMBUS driver’s uniform when he was accosted around Barracks bus stop by the policeman.

Our source said an argument ensued between the cop and Jimoh who managed to put through a call to the chief pilot of LASAMBUS, called Lateef, at about 6.50 p.m. yesterday.

“The only message our chief pilot could get was ‘a policeman is beating me at Surulere area. He threatens to take me to police station.’ The cop allegedly continued the assault, hiting Jimoh with the butt of his gun,” our source claimed.

He added that Jimoh slumped and was foaming in the mouth and ear. His phone was allegedly placed on his chest after he collapsed and died on the spot.
His corpse was later removed and taken to the morgue at the Lagos General Hospital at Lagos Island, while his bike is now at Iyun Police Station, Surulere.

Our source expressed surprise that Jimoh was beaten even while wearing his LASAMBUS driver’s uniform, saying that most of them ride motorcycles to ease their movement to and from office.

When we contacted the Divisional Police Officer for Surulere, CSP Ugobueze Ogbodo on phone this morning, he simply reacted: “your information is not correct.”

He declined further comment but directed us to the spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Ngozi Braide.

Commenting on the incident, DSP Braide denied that the cop hit Jimoh with the butt of his gun, saying that he was a traffic policeman who does not carry gun at all.

The PPRO said policemen were arresting okada riders who violated the Lagos traffic law. She said Jimoh was arrested alongside other uniformed men riding motorcycles on the highway.

She added that Jimoh was begging that his bike should not be impounded and had already put a call through to his colleagues when suddenly he slumped and was foaming from his mouth and ear. He was rushed to a hospital where he died later.

Braide said autopsy report is not yet ready but people who saw Jimoh foaming suspected he was suffering from epilepsy.

-- dlimelite (f) at 12-09-2012 06:35PM
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That police officer is lying. How can she lie when theres glaring evidence. Don't know why Nigerian police don't accept their faults. If Nigerian police officers were to be in U.S most of them will be in jail. She is evil and deserves to be jailed.
-- dickman2 (m) at 12-09-2012 06:36PM
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e don happen..
-- Masinga2012 (m) at 12-09-2012 06:51PM
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This is intimidation, it's not fair at Αℓℓ. How can a police man killed somebody to death; Απϑ still claiming that he's not the one?. This is pure wickedness!!.
-- chicco77 (f) at 12-09-2012 06:56PM
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tory don worwor
-- neloceleb (f) at 12-09-2012 07:25PM
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Nigerian Police.......bunch of LIARS
-- buoyantic (m) at 12-09-2012 07:26PM
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 ::)ok u dnt xpect me to read this long tory huh?
-- jessymic (f) at 12-09-2012 07:30PM
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les i forget, Police is your friend. RIP man
-- interpo777 (m) at 12-09-2012 07:32PM
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i hate nigerian police, rediculous and illitrate acting every day
-- ela214 (f) at 12-09-2012 08:24PM
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police palavar
-- proly (f) at 12-09-2012 08:37PM
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-- kebella (f) at 12-09-2012 08:41PM
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no human right Angry

-- sonjohn994 (m) at 12-09-2012 08:59PM
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-- ajanni (m) at 12-09-2012 09:00PM
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slumped and he was foaming ---- GOD punish you that stupid police spoke person, who do you think you are deceiving? idiot, thats why they said there are no men and women of honour in the police force, the police man kill him and thats all, its now time every one takes weapon to defend themselves
-- zoe61 (f) at 12-09-2012 09:06PM
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9ja police they lie they steel they kill that the job they know how to do best
-- jamesbondchick (f) at 12-09-2012 09:16PM
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Ewoh! Wickedness originated from 9ja ....

-- proly (f) at 12-09-2012 09:30PM
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-- denmal (m) at 12-09-2012 09:36PM
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lawless country
-- Neglito (m) at 12-09-2012 10:02PM
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Excessive  force.
-- moniconyez (m) at 12-09-2012 11:05PM
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