Lagos Police PPRO Dolapo Badmus has revealed that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police Imohimi Edgal has ordered for an investigation after actor Gideon Okeke took to his Instagram to share his harrowing experience at the hands of the officers of the Lagos Police.
According to the actor, he got into a minor car collision with a woman at Lekki, so they approached police officers stationed on the road to move their roadblocks so they could park their cars properly. The officers proceeded to assault them instead.
“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,” said the actor.
Adding, “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.”
He further shared the video of the stitches he got as a result.
See his posts below:
See Dolapo Badmus’s responses below:
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I got the report of these incident by way of tagging!!! The attention of the police authority has been drawn to the video of alleged brutalization of Mr Gideon Okeke by some policemen along Maroko area of Lagos State! The Commissioner of Police, Lagos state command CP Imohimi Edgal has ordered immediate and detailed investigation into the incident and has assured that justice will prevail. All hands on deck as we sympathize with victim(s) @gideonokeke.ng @instablog9ja @lindaikejiblog @policenglagos