A trader, Esther Eyo, has demanded justice after suffering multiple fractures in her ankle when men of the Lagos State Police Command allegedly brutalised her at her shop in Oyingbo Market, Ebute Meta.
PUNCH Metro gathered that Eyo and her elder sister’s son, Wasiu Isiaka, were attending to customers when the policemen, who were in mufti, suddenly attempted to whisk her nephew away.
Eyo was said to have demanded explanation for the arrest when one of the policemen allegedly pounced on her.
According to the single mother of three, the policeman kicked her and she lost balance, fell on her left leg and broke her ankle.
The 47-year-old said, “I held Wasiu’s hand and told the men that we both sold vegetable in the market and that he did nothing wrong.
But one of the men kicked Wasiu and also used his boot to kick and march my left leg till I fell on the main road. My leg twisted, my eyes got torn and I became unconscious.
“When I regained consciousness, I was told that the men came in a Sienna vehicle and two policemen were in the car. The men were about seven, but only four of them dragged Wasiu and took him away.
I called a church member, Mr Bayo Opoola, and told him policemen broke my leg as I could no longer work.
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