Kazeem Amzat, a 48-year-old farmer, was hospitalized after a police officer in Osun dragged him and his son, Afeez on a motorcycle to Osogbo on Wednesday, according to the Daily Post.
The incident occurred around 9:30 on Wednesday in Owo-Eba, Oke-Ijetu area of Osogbo, capital of the state of Osun.
The police officer was one of the state CID officers at the checkpoint in Owo-Eba.
Amzat, who also sells boards, has a broken bone in his left leg. It was also reported that some angry young people from the area after the incident swooped down on the police officer and injured him.
Relating his experience on a hospital bed, Amzat said he was on his way to his farm in Apara village, Atakunmosa East local government, with his son on his motorcycle.
He further claimed that along his way, he told his son he was riding the motorcycle to detour to meet a welder who worked for him in a building when a police officer suddenly appeared and pointed a gun at them.
Amzat continued that the police officer dragged the motorcycle while he was moving with his son and they fell into a gutter.
“There is a checkpoint at the front and the welder’s shop is in the corner before the checkpoint. The police officer was on the corner away from his colleagues. He just appeared and pointed his gun at us on the street cover, my son and I were scared – he dragged us into the gutter; that’s when my leg broke.
“He started begging and one of his colleagues promised to take care of me in any capacity. They took me to the hospital and I haven’t seen them since. Some police officers from the command came to check on me here.
In further findings, DAILY POST learned that the welder and a vulcanizer were arrested and were not released at the time of this report.
The attempt to reach the public relations officer of the Osun command, SP Yemisi Opalola was not answered as the calls and SMS sent to her went unanswered.
Recall that in August 2020, a similar incident occurred in Osun state when a 20-year-old fashion designer, Ayomide Taiwo, was brutalized with the butt of a gun by a police officer for an N50 bribe and died after six days. in a coma at Ladoke Akintola Teaching Hospital (LAUTECH), Osogbo, where he was being treated.
In another incident in September of the same year, a 21-year-old apprentice, Idris Ajibola, was also chased to death by men from the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Osogbo.