John Akinwale, a student of the University of Lagos, UNILAG is currently hospitalized after he was beaten into coma for reportedly speaking rude to the Divisional Police Officer of the Mosafejo Police Station, Oshodi, Lagos.
It was gathered that Akinwale was arrested on Monday while he was buying fuel for his car, he was accosted by policemen queried him for covering his number plate, he thereafter, bribed the policemen with 5000 naira however, they dragged him to the station.
Reports by Sahara Reporters say that Akinwale was tortured while in detention for speaking rudely to the DPO, the torture led to him going into coma before he was taken the hospital.
A source said;
,”John came out from the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority office and drove into a filling station. The policemen rushed at him just as he was about to leave the station.
“They collected N5000 from him and they dragged him to a police station. He collapsed in police custody after being beaten up by the officer. He was arrested for covering his number plate. He was held for hours for being rude to the Divisional Police Officer of the Mosafejo division in Oshodi.
“It was when he became unconscious that he was rushed to a hospital. It is now that he is regaining consciousness that he confirmed that he was hit by objects by the policemen.”
“I saw him use medication for Typhoid earlier that morning. We first thought it was the medication that reacted in his body. But the doctor at the hospital confirmed that it was not the drugs but that he was hit with an object.
According to the source, Akinwale has regained consciousness and he reinstated that the policemen were responsible for his state.
“When he regained consciousness, he stated the same thing that the policemen beat him up,” the source added.
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