In a disturbing incident that has sent shockwaves across the nation, a video has emerged showing a police officer running over a young man in Ekpoma, Edo State.
The incident occurred as the young man laid across the road in an attempt to prevent the policemen from driving away with his phone and other personal belongings.
According to eyewitnesses, the police officers initially accosted the young man to check his mobile phone, but he refused to comply.
In response, the officers handcuffed him and attempted to take him to the station.
However, the intervention of residents prevented the officers from leaving with the young man.
The crowd demanded that the officers uncuff him before they could leave the scene.
Shockingly, despite the gathering crowd and the pleas of onlookers, the police officers made a desperate attempt to flee the scene.
In the process, one of the officers callously ran over the young man, causing him to scream out in pain and shock.
Despite the efforts of several residents to stop the officers, their attempts proved futile.
The young man, whose identity has not been disclosed at the time of reporting, sustained injuries as a result of the incident.
The severity of his injuries is yet to be confirmed, but the video circulating on social media depicts a horrifying scene that has sparked widespread outrage among Nigerians.
In response to the incident, citizens are now calling on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to launch a thorough investigation into the matter and ensure that the police officers involved are held accountable for their actions.
Social media platforms, particularly Twitter, have been flooded with demands for justice, with many sharing the video and tagging relevant authorities to ensure swift action.
Nigeria police officer runs over citizen with a car in Edo State.
— Rinu Oduala 🔥🔫 (@SavvyRinu) June 30, 2023