John Akinwale, a student of the University of Lagos, (UNILAG) was allegedly tortured to coma by a police officer in the Oshodi area of Lagos state.
According to SaharaReporters, Akinwale was arrested by police officers attached to the Mosafejo division on Monday, Jan 18th for having a covered plate number.
It was alleged that the police man extorted N5,000 from him before dragging him to a police station.
Eye Witnesses told the publication that after the alleged extortion the policemen took Akinwale to a police station where he was allegedly beaten to coma for being rude.
It was gathered that the victim was later rushed to the hospital when he lost consciousness.
The source said,
“John came out from the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority office and drove into a filling station. The policemen rushed at him just as he was about to leave the station.
“They collected N5000 from him and they dragged him to a police station. He collapsed in police custody after being beaten up by the officer. He was arrested for covering his number plate. He was held for hours for being rude to the Divisional Police Officer of the Mosafejo division in Oshodi.
“It was when he became unconscious that he was rushed to a hospital. It is now that he is regaining consciousness that he confirmed that he was hit by objects by the policemen.”
Another source said,
“I saw him use medication for Typhoid earlier that morning. We first thought it was the medication that reacted in his body. But the doctor at the hospital confirmed that it was not the drugs but that he was hit with an object.
“When he regained consciousness, he stated the same thing that the policemen beat him up.”