Lagos CP Owohunwa visits Okada rider brutalised by policemen near Abule Egba

Lagos police commissioner Idowu Owohunwa

Commissioner of police in Lagos State Idowu Owohunwa on Thursday visited the commercial motorcyclist aka Okada rider who was assaulted by some policemen in a viral video.

A tweep named Adebowale Afolabi recently brought the attention of the police to the incident which occurred near Abule Egba bridge. In the video, one of the policemen was seen hitting his baton on the man as another pushed him away.

The man, who had tried to wrestle his motorcycle from the policemen, sustained an injury; he held on to his forehead from where blood was seen gushing.

The third policeman rode away on the victim’s bike while the two others immediately left the scene in a tricycle.

However, on Thursday, spokesman of the police in Lagos Benjamin Hundeyin revealed the police commissioner visited the man, condemned the policemen’s actions and told the public that disciplinary action had already been taken against the policemen.

He said, “CP Idowu Owohunwa today visited the young man involved in this incident and members/leadership of Hausa community in Abattoir Market, Agege.

“The CP, who condemned the excessive use of force by the policemen in enforcing the existing ban on use of motorcycles in certain parts of Lagos State, has assured members of the public that the disciplinary measures already initiated against the men would be brought to a logical conclusion and the outcome made public.

“The Command will continue to ensure that the rule of law is upheld, while not relenting in enforcing the laws of the land.”