Policemen Beat, Blind Lawyer in Lagos

Chiemelie Ezeobi

In another case of severe police brutality, some policemen attached to the Onipanu Division of the Lagos State Police Command, on Thursday assaulted a lawyer, 42-years-old Sunday Elimihe, which landed him in the hospital with a partially blind eye.

While narrating the incident from his hospital bed at Shomolu General Hospital, Elimihe said besides being beaten by the drunk policemen, he was also stripped of the N150,000 in his vehicle’s pigeon hole.

He said, “On my way coming from Lekki where I went to check a property with my client, I decided to use the Onipanu police station road, by Apata.

“Immediately I drove into the street close to the station, one Corporal Alonge stopped me, demanded for my vehicle particulars. I gave them to him, then he demanded for my driver’s licence, which I also gave him.

“When he discovered I did not commit any offence, he asked for my tinted glass permit, which I gave him.

“He told me I was using a forged tinted glass permit. I told him I could not have forged a police document as a lawyer. He became furious and said he was going to arrest me.

“He jumped into my vehicle and insisted I must give him N1, 000 to bail myself. I said I was not going to give him any money since I have not committed any offence.”


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