An unidentified policeman was brutally assaulted by an enraged crowd after an individual named Yusuf was struck by a BRT bus, reportedly a consequence of a confrontation involving the police in the Ketu district of Lagos State.
According to eyewitnesses on the scene, the officers were allegedly attempting to seize Yusuf’s vehicle when he was shoved onto the BRT lane. Subsequently, an oncoming BRT bus collided with Yusuf, causing him to collapse from the impact.
An anonymous witness asserted that the police were responsible for the incident, claiming that they were trying to remove Yusuf from his vehicle. Their actions led to his presence on the BRT lane and the subsequent accident.
Another bystander recounted that the policemen initially tried to flee after realizing the severity of Yusuf’s injuries, but the furious mob detained one of them. The apprehended officer was physically assaulted by the angry crowd.
Onlookers hurried to assist Yusuf, who lay immobile on the BRT lane. Efforts were made to revive him, while the police from Ketu Divisional Police Station attempted to aid their injured colleague, who was also lying motionless.
The assaulted policeman’s uniform bore the evidence of the attack, displaying signs of being torn. Many voiced their condemnation of the police officers’ actions, attributing blame to them for the unfortunate incident.
Yusuf was subsequently transported to a hospital for medical attention. He was seen with a deep cut on his right arm, a result of the accident’s impact. Policemen from the Ketu Division arrived at the scene to restore order, and the injured officer was also taken to the hospital for treatment.
Upon reaching out for comment, the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, promised to respond to the inquiry but had not done so at the time of this report’s submission.