Gideon Okeke, former house-mate of the first Big Brother Nigeria show and Tinsel actor, has alleged that he was beaten up by men of the Nigeria Police.
Wearing a plaster on his chin, apparently from injuries sustained from the assault, in a series of three video clips he posted on Instagram, Gideon narrated how a minor car accident involving him and a lady, a certain Mrs Mosunmola ilori, led to this assault by the police yesterday at about 8pm, at the Lekki roundabout.
According to him, the policemen, from the Maroko police-station, beat him up and seriously manhandled Mrs Ilori and her niece, too, in spite of the fact that the altercation that resulted from the accident had been settled and they had both come to agreement terms.
Gideon, while calling on Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to look into the case, lamented how the assault denied him the chance to honour his agreement as a Master of Ceremony for the Johnnie Jazz & Music Concert for which he had been fully paid.
He concluded by revealing his plans to press legal charges against the police and also thanked “the scores of pedestrians who stood their ground” while the assault lasted.
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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 @aatiku @bankywellington @alibabagcfr @desmondelliot @aleeygiwa @pauladefarasin @tonyrapu @ebuka @aderinskosko #TagTheNigerianpolice #CommissionerOfPolice #PoliceBrutalityOnCivilians #AFuneralisAnotherOwambeUntilTheCorpseIsYours #johnniejazzandwhisky