Saturday, April 19, 2014
Mindless Behaviour: Mobile Policemen Assault Women In Lagos
Just last week, a randy DPO at Onikan allegedly raped a detained woman on his office table in Lagos Island, and that was the fourth time he would be accused of doing it. Click here to read the story.
The spate of police lawlessness and brutality in Nigeria is gradually becoming unbearable and if not curbed, it might escalate to another level of violence because the people will be forced to revolt. Here is a video of what a supposedly drunk MOPOL did on the streets of Lagos in broad daylight.
If the police charged with protecting and defending the right of the people are so mindless and brutal, then how will they ever protect or defend the people.
The name of this police officer is "Tafa Mohammed" and he's supposedly attached to the Mopol 20 Unit Command in Lagos Island.
The assault reportedly started because the second victim of the assault, a food vendor refused to serve me fish for his beer. The woman allegedly refused to sell ordinary fish if the officer was not going to buy food and he got in a rage. The first victim whom the Mopol drowned and bludgeoned in the mud was a customer and her punishment was for meddling in the officer's business. The food vendor (the second woman) got punched and battered as well for defending her customer and standing her ground. The policeman was seen pointing the gun at the vendor and he eventually fired a round into the air but the crowd was evidently not scared. The young men were stopped from violently engaging the police to prevent a total breakdown of law and order that might result from such interference.
The first question I asked myself is this, "what if these women are my family members, what will I do?" We as a people must also learn to stand and be ready to defend our rights, our women and our nation at any cost through all sensible means necessary. 90% of the times, our women are the victim of this decay and no matter how strong they seem, it is still our duty to defend them. Women are stronger, but still they need our strength.
I might not be strong enough to avenge this but I am using this opportunity to call on the Office of The Public Defender, NOPRIN, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin of Women Arise and others to pursue and bring his animals to justice.
I am Abidemi Babaolowo Oderinlo
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