Why Driver, Passenger Shot by Lagos Policeman.


A 32-year-old dismissed police corporal, Mr. Nelson Bassey, has been arrested and charged to court for allegedly shooting a driver, Andrew Okoh and a passenger, Isaac Adesina, for failing to give him bribe.

He claimed that the victims (in the photo Below) were armed robbers, whereas they were innocent driver and his passenger.

The trial of Bassey (in the photo below) began on January 6, 2014, Monday, at the Lagos Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ejigbo, Lagos State.

He claimed that they were armed robbers trying to escape in a commuter bus with registration number XU 195 AKD.

The incident happened at Car Wash area along Egbeda-Idimu Road, Idimu, Lagos.

Bassey was serving at Gowon Estate Police Division when the incident happened.

The shooting led to protest by residents of the area who insisted that the victims were not robbers and were well known in Idimu area where the incident happened.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Umar Manko ordered an investigation of the incident after which the victims were found innocent.

Bassey was immediately dismissed from the Nigeria Police for unjustly shooting the victims.

He was consequently arrested and charged before the court with assault and inflicting injury on the victims under the Criminal Code.

During the trial, Okoh told the court that Bassy shot their legs with an AK47 rifle after they explained to the police patrol team that demanded for a bribe that they had no money to bribe them.



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