Lagos Police Commissioner Takes Up Gideon Okeke’s alleged Brutalization
Nollywood actor Gideon Okeke, on Sunday shared a story of how he was allegedly beaten by officers of the Nigeria Police Force.
He ran into another vehicle at the Lekki Phase 1 roundabout. where the incident took place.
He’d called for the assistance of some officers who were “less than 10 feet away. He wrote on his Instagram. to get barricades off the road so they could park properly to inspect and sort out the damage.
that was then the policemen attacked both him and the woman whose car he hit.
He shared a video of himself on his Instagram, writing about how he had to get stitches after the attack. Check out the video:
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I AM NOT A MERE STATISTIC. Yesterday, after I had finished from a scheduled meeting with @charlesotudor I left the Eko Hotel and joined the gradually building traffic leading on to Lekki. Only a few minutes from my meeting, had I unfortunately run into a minor collision with another driver, Mrs Mosunmola Ilori, at the Lekki Phase 1 roundabout. We both inspected the damage(s), conferred and thought first, to get off the road for oncoming traffic. Just less than 10feet away from all this were the Lastma and Police, sharing the police post at the roundabout. All I asked, was their assistance (witnessed by Mrs Ilori) in getting some barricades off the road for us to park properly and this scenario I have just described, turned into a full blown fiasco, seeing 4 police officers pounce on me and 2 others on Mrs Ilori and her niece. I have come off this incident with stitches in my mouth and chin. Mrs Ilori as well, to the full glare and amazement of pedestrians and moving traffic, was ruffled up, beat, and dragged on the tarred ground. The Leading man here was one Officer IDEH DONATUS who severally pointed a gun in my chest. I hereby humbly call on the executive governor of Lagos state, @akinwunmiambode the Vice President @profosinbajo the @policenglagos and its Officers, to kindly exercise the authority of your offices in addressing these civil injustices filed at the #MarokoPoliceStation Myself, Mrs Ilori, her niece and every other Nigerian citizen, don’t need to feel vulnerable with the police. We appreciate them for their efforts in Protecting Lives and Property,but not for them to be THE THREAT! THE VICTIMS LIST IS OPEN-ENDED. POLICE BRUTALITY MUST STOP! TAG THE STATE GOVERNOR TAG THE POLICE COMMISSIONER TAG THE NIGERIAN POLICE TAG A PERSON OF INFLUENCE Cc @charlesotudor @ubersponsorships @policenglagos @daddyshowkey @daddyfreeze @mofedamijo @k8henshaw @bolabap @bankywellington @alibabagcfr @desmondelliot @aleeygiwa @pauladefarasin @tonyrapu @ebuka @aderinskosko #TagTheNigerianpolice #CommissionerOfPolice #PoliceBrutalityOnCivilians #AFuneralisAnotherOwambeUntilTheCorpseIsYours #johnniejazzandwhisky
The police’s Zonal Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, has however revealed that the Lagos Police Commissioner Edgal Imohimi has ordered an investigation into the case.
She wrote on her Instagram:
I got the report of these incident by way of tagging!!! The attention of the police authority has been drawn to the video of alleged brutalization of Mr Gideon Okeke by some policemen along Maroko area of Lagos State! The commissioner of Police, Lagos state command CP Imohimi Edgal has ordered immediate and detailed investigation into the incident and has assured that justice will prevail. All hands on deck as we sympathize with the victim.