A policeman has been beaten to stupor by an angry mob for causing an avoidable accident in the Ketu Area of Lagos State on Monday.
It was gathered that the yet-to-be-identified policeman reportedly pushed a man identified simply as Yusuf into a BRT bus which crushed him.
The Punch report that the policeman and his colleagues were attempting to dispossess Yusuf of their vehicle when he got pushed into the BRT lane.
In the process, one of the BRT buses rammed into Yusuf who collapsed due to the impact of the crash. The victim lay motionless and covered with blood.
The policemen, after realising that Yusuf had been crushed by the BRT, attempted to run from the scene but an angry mob apprehended one of them.
An eyewitness said: “The policemen caused this; they were the ones that were trying to dispossess the man of his vehicle and while trying to push the man out of the vehicle, they pushed him on the BRT lane and an incoming bus ran into the man.”
Another eyewitness said, “It was people that beat the policeman till he fainted. He has not died because I still observed that he was breathing. People were annoyed about what they did to that man.
The man sustained serious injuries, look at him lying unconscious on the floor and his blood on the road.”
Wakadaily learnt that people were pouring water on Yusuf to make him regain consciousness.
Also, policemen attached to the Ketu Divisional Police Station attempted to rescue their colleague who lay on the ground.