Nollywood actor Gideon Okeke narrated his ordeal with the Nigerian Police who practically injured him to the point of medical treatment. He took to his instagram handle to share this bitter experience asking the government to begin to look into this case of Police Brutality in the nation.
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I AM NOT A MERE STATISTIC. Yesterday, after I had finished from a scheduled meeting with @charlesotudor I left the Eko Hotel and joined the gradually building traffic leading on to Lekki. Only a few minutes from my meeting, had I unfortunately run into a minor collision with another driver, Mrs Mosunmola Ilori, at the Lekki Phase 1 roundabout. We both inspected the damage(s), conferred and thought first, to get off the road for oncoming traffic. Just less than 10feet away from all this were the Lastma and Police, sharing the police post at the roundabout. All I asked, was their assistance (witnessed by Mrs Ilori) in getting some barricades off the road for us to park properly and this scenario I have just described, turned into a full blown fiasco, seeing 4 police officers pounce on me and 2 others on Mrs Ilori and her niece. I have come off this incident with stitches in my mouth and chin. Mrs Ilori as well, to the full glare and amazement of pedestrians and moving traffic, was ruffled up, beat, and dragged on the tarred ground. The Leading man here was one Officer IDEH DONATUS who severally pointed a gun in my chest. I hereby humbly call on the executive governor of Lagos state, @akinwunmiambode the Vice President @profosinbajo the @policenglagos and its Officers, to kindly exercise the authority of your offices in addressing these civil injustices filed at the #MarokoPoliceStation Myself, Mrs Ilori, her niece and every other Nigerian citizen, don’t need to feel vulnerable with the police. We appreciate them for their efforts in Protecting Lives and Property,but not for them to be THE THREAT! THE VICTIMS LIST IS OPEN-ENDED. POLICE BRUTALITY MUST STOP! TAG THE STATE GOVERNOR TAG THE POLICE COMMISSIONER TAG THE NIGERIAN POLICE TAG A PERSON OF INFLUENCE Cc @charlesotudor @ubersponsorships @policenglagos @daddyshowkey @daddyfreeze @mofedamijo @k8henshaw @bolabap @bankywellington @alibabagcfr @desmondelliot @aleeygiwa @pauladefarasin @tonyrapu @ebuka @aderinskosko #TagTheNigerianpolice #CommissionerOfPolice #PoliceBrutalityOnCivilians #AFuneralisAnotherOwambeUntilTheCorpseIsYours #johnniejazzandwhisky
It is indeed pathetic that our Nigerian Police are beginning to disregard the value of the entertainment industry. Recall the issue of Small Doctor’s ordeal too with the Police? We hope that things will be properly fixed to avoid such incidents repetitions.