Wednesday, August 5, 2015

POLICE BRUTALITY: TRIGGER HAPPY NIGERIAN POLICEMAN NEARLY GETS LYNCHED IN LEKKI, LAGOS [VIDEO]



WHAT HAPPENED?
Okada riders were arguing with an unarmed mobile policeman off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase I, Lagos, over attempt to foist another okada rider upon them. My understanding is that they rejected the ‘his okada rider’ because he is not a registered member of whatever union they had.
While they argued, another mobile police officer fires a shot into the air --- probably to scare off the crowd gathering around his colleague. He fired the shot without warning and obviously without knowing the reason for the gathering.
In the ensuing argument, the ‘shooter’ made attempts to shoot again, this time targeting one of the the okada riders. But for the intervention of the colleague he seems to be defending, somebody might have ended up dead because the confrontation was real and heading towards violence.
Later on, he shamefacedly backed away--- so did I fearing another trigger-happy moment.

This is another evidence of the fact that, in Nigeria, a cop can kill over a minor disagreement.

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