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Defenseless man beaten to pulp by police officers

The case of police brutality on innocent Nigerians is growing at an alarming rate and it seems the Nigeria Police Force is doing practically nothing to stem the tide.

The latest of such attacks allegedly took place on March 11, 2015, in front of a new generation bank in Lekki Phase 1 area of Lagos where a video recording of an act of brutality is currently going viral on social media.

The sickening video showed two mobile police officers attached to the bank, descending in an harmless man and beating him to a pulp.

In the video, the man was brutalized and dehumanized by the same men who are supposed to make sure of his safety.

By standers who could do nothing to help the poor man, said by the time the officers decided that they had had enough, the man was already in a state of comatose and no one could tell if he survived the attack or not.

Recall how in November, 2014, a police officer identified as Dada Ogunsanya, took the law into his hands he brutalized a couple, Ejeh Smith, and his wife, Grace, at the Lekki Roundabout along the Lekki-Epe Expressway, for 'daring' to tell him not to point the light from his torch on their faces during a stop and search operation.

That case seems to have been swept under the carpet as the police authority has exonerated the officer while the victims have been severally molested, arrested and locked up.

The video had this post accompanying it:

"Graphic details of the aftermath beating of an innocent civilian yesterday 11th March 2015 by Nigeria Police Force (MOPOL) attached to Zenith Bank Plc branch at Elf bus stop lekki phase 1.

My friends couldn't get a clear view of their identifications but what we were able to gather from the video named the following officers Baba Alfa with NPF Number 228620* (not too sure of the number) and officer E.D. with 224780 #‎NigerianLivesMatter #‎CiviliansAreNotAnimals #‎ZenithBankPlcMopolBrutality #‎MOPOLNotAboveTheLaw #LekkiLagosNigeria #TheNigeriaWeChooseToIgnore."

When will these acts of brutality by the police end?

Watch the video here.


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