Operatives of the Nigeria Police in Lagos have on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 brutalised an Uber driver at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria.
In a video shown on Arise TV, the victim who identified himself as Adedotun Clement could be seen pleading with operatives of the Police as they physically assaulted him.
“I’m an Uber driver! This is my App!” Adedotun held up his phone, pleading with the policemen who slapped him and sprayed pepper spray in his left eye.
The Policemen, despite shouts from onlookers physically assaulted Adedotun as he continuously repeated that he was an Uber driver who had only come to pick up his car.
“I left my car and ran when they said they were shooting. I came back to pick my car because everything had calmed down but I was told to go and meet the authorities and ask them where they took my car,” Adedotun later explained to newsmen at the scene.
The Policemen who brutalised Adedotun let him go, but at the time of filing this report, he was still not able to retrieve his car.
HumAngle had earlier reported that the Lagos Police dispersed protesters at the Lekki tollgate with teargas.
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