A mob on Wednesday descended on a policeman in Osogbo, capital of Osun State for allegedly causing an accident at Owo-Eba area along Ilesha road.
It was gathered that a team of police who were not in uniform was at a checkpoint when the incident happened.
A resident of the community said: “A father and his son were on a motorcycle when a police officer suddenly stopped them and threatened to shoot them if they refuse to comply.
“They stopped and the policeman struggled with the handle of the motorcycle with the son of the man. In the process, they fell inside the gutter and the father had a fracture on his leg.
“The scene infuriated angry mob in the area and they descended on the police officer who caused the accident by beating him to a pulp.”
In a short video seen by The Nation, the policeman, drenched in blood, was attempting to rise from the floor to no avail.
The 48-year-old victim, Hamzat Kazeem, narrated how the incident happened when The Nation visited him at the local bonesetter in Osogbo.
He said: “I was on my way to farm with my son riding a motorcycle when a police officer at a checkpoint along Ilesha road threaten to shoot him, I told him that he should be calm but the police pushed us inside the gutter and I fractured my leg.
“At that point, I could not stand again. I immediately held him because he wanted to run. He was pleading with me to allow him to go. He even promised to take care of my health. Other policemen took me here. Some policemen had come around to also talk to me.”
When the Field Commander of Osun Amotekun, Comrade Amitolu Shittu was contacted, he confirmed he deployed three patrol vehicles to the area to restore peace.
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However, the spokesperson of Osun State Police Command, SP Yemisi Opalola refused to respond to calls and texts over the incident at the time of filing this report.