Police allegedly killed 65-year-old man see what happened after (photos/ videos)

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– Police have allegedly killed a 65-year-old man at Ikeja Airport bus stop, Lagos state, where he was waiting to board a bus en route to Iyana Ipaja

– The state police command said it was studying a video clip of the incident to identify the policemen who perpetrated the act

Pandemonium struck Ikeja Airport bus stop, Lagos state, on Wednesday, October 26 when unknown policemen allegedly killed a 65-year-old man.

One of the policemen

One of the policemen

Controversy has continued to trail the death of the man, whom the policemen allegedly pushed into a drain at the Airport bus stop in the state.

Punch reports that two policemen had allegedly chased a commercial (danfo) driver to the area where the sexagenarian was waiting to board a bus en route to Iyana Ipaja when the cops pushed him into the drain in an attempt to apprehend the driver.

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 One of the policemen was said to have fled the scene immediately he sighted blood gushing out from the victim’s head. The other cop was, however, caught by an angry mob, who beat him up.

The state police command said it was studying a video clip of the incident to identify the policemen who perpetrated the act, adding that it had yet to ascertain where the victim’s corpse was taken to.

The policeman being beaten by the angry mob

The policeman was beaten by the angry mob

Meanwhile, eyewitnesses said the victim’s corpse was taken away by policemen, who came in a patrol van.

The Lagos State police public relations officer, Dolapo Badmos said efforts were ongoing to identify the two policemen and the formation to which they belonged.

”We are still investigating and exploring the video. We are studying the video to ascertain if the (uninformed) man is actually a policeman and to ascertain where he is serving.

”We are investigating the case itself to ascertain what occurred. Members of the public should rest assured that if any policeman or policemen are found culpable, they will be dealt with,” she said

According to an eyewitness, who identified himself simply as Kazeem, policemen were at the scene to rescue the two cops, as well as to take the corpse of the victim away. He added that the state police command should not sweep the matter under the carpet.

A trader at the bus stop, Angela Henry, said the elderly man, whose identity had yet to be ascertained, bled for about 30 minutes before he died.

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”The deep cut he had in the head made him lose a lot of blood. Instead of the crowd to take him to a hospital, they forced the policeman into the drain and told him to carry the man. As he struggled to carry the old man, they attacked him with all kinds of objects. He was covered in blood,” Angela Henry added

Another eyewitness, Robiu Adedeji, also said a police team later came to the scene of the incident.

”The second policeman came back to the scene in mufti, thinking that nobody would recognise him. The driver of the bus used for the illegal operation pointed at him and people descended on him too.

”A police team came in a van and rescued them (the two cops) from the mob. They also took the corpse of the victim away,” Adedeji explained.

In a related development, a commotion ensued on Saturday, October 29, at Ojodu Berger bus stop, Lagos state, when a police officer allegedly stabbed a motor park tout, commonly called agbero, to death.

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