According to Urban Express-News Editor, Olusegun Ariyo has narrated how a policeman attached to Ipaja Alagolo Police Division in Lagos state, threatened to shoot him with his daughter in the car.
On Friday the journalist Olusegun Ariyo told DAILY POST that the incident occurred on Tuesday near Jakande Estate within Ipaja metropolis Lagos State.
He narrated that a team of police officers, were jogging on the opposite directions of Ipaja Ayobo Road which made the moving vehicles from the other road side to stop.
Ariyo described their car as a purple Toyota Sienna with an inscription ‘Nigeria Police – Lagos State Command’.
The blockage caused by the policemen dragged for about twenty minutes, he called the attention of one of the officers to explain there was an emergency, Ariyo added.
“I pleaded that they should allow me to pass because I was taking my daughter, who was in excruciating pains with malaria symptoms to the hospital.
“What followed was ‘Are you are stupid?’ He pointed his firearm toward my direction and threatened to shoot.
“‘I will wipe-out you and your generation, who are you to say you want to go?'” the former Thisday staff quoted the policeman saying.
The father regretted that a security agent expected to protect people’s lives and property used a weapon bought with taxpayers’ money to intimidate a family in distress.
“The Lagos Command recently said it was embarking on personnel reform amid the End SARS protests and calls for an end to police brutality. What transpired confirmed there’s still a long walk to freedom”, he said.
Ariyo urged Hakeem Odumosu, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, to conduct a proper investigatigation on the matter and ensure that his officers and men desist from oppressing their fellow Nigerian citizens.
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