Monday, 15 April 2013


Is that all it takes now for a man to lose his life? The policemen in the Mushin area of Lagos State last Thursday opened fire on a man identified as Onyekachi Korie for taking one way, killing him instantly. According to an eye witness; 

"Korie who was with his younger brother in the car, noticed that there was a roadblock under the bridge heading towards Mushin due to construction and not knowing the alternative route to take, asked a newspaper vendor for directions. He advised him to reverse and drive against traffic, make a U-turn and then ascend the Daleko Bridge."

So sad. Now is the time for our Police Force to be reformed. Continue after the cut...

"He drove against traffic and as he was about making a U-turn to ascend the bridge, he was accosted by the policemen. The policemen were talking to him, but he was smiling and did not roll down his window. The next thing I heard were four gunshots and everyone fled. The man’s car continued to move probably because he had taken his legs off the brakes. The vehicle then rammed into the side of the bridge, damaging the car."

“The policemen usually work with LASTMA under the bridge and due to the ongoing construction, motorists are usually allowed to drive against traffic. The policemen wanted to extort money from people that morning. That was why they came in a commercial bus and not the LASTMA van.

“After they killed the man, they fled and some commercial motorcycle riders chased them but they shot into the air to scare people away. They then jumped on a motorcycle and fled.“Meanwhile, the other occupant of the SUV came down and started crying for help. We then advised him to go and report the matter at Area D. The Area Commander, Omololu Bishi, arrived at the scene but by then, the man was already dead.”

Police spokesperson, Ngozi Braide, confirmed that two policemen, Idu and Ameh, as well as a tout, Sunday Sylvester, had been arrested by the police and transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

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