A lagos-based woman’s plea for justice against police brutality is going viral. She took to Instagram to share her experience:
This policeman’s name is Kasimu Abdullahi. He was deflating my tyre & because I pushed him away from my car, he head butted me. The incident happened at NNPC filling station on Kingsway road, Ikoyi. There was a short queue & I joined the queue just after the exit gate. I saw this fool waving his arms & rolled down to speak to him, but he walked past my car & was talking to the bus driver behind me & then I heard my tyre hissing. He was deflating it, so I got down to challenge him, he ignored me so I pushed him. As soon as he straightened up he head butted me & said he will have killed me if not that I was a woman. To defend myself I picked my wheel spanner… But when his colleagues came he changed the story to: he was defending himself… From someone he head butted? I would not let this die because people die from being assaulted by the police & they feel because they wear uniforms they can play God. Well guess what?! Kasimu Abdullahi… I was brought up by a military person & I will not rest until I get a public apology from you; in your uniform. I have to see a dentist tomorrow because my teeth hurt, my upper lip is swollen & you think you will go free… You have messed with the wrong girl #policebrutality #policeplayinggod #kasimuabdullahi #fillingstationdrama cc @instablog9ja @delemomoduovation @lindaikejionline @iamhighdee
We’re hoping the appropriate authorities are able to thoroughly investigate this matter.