There was heavy pandemonium yesterday, Thursday, July 16, 2020 along the railway at Fagba area of Lagos state when a police officer, simply addressed as Pastor, and a crime suspect accused of phone theft engaged each other in fisticuffs, leaving the officer badly injured with blood rush in out of his nose and mouth.
The ugly incident later attracted the attention of some of the officer's colleagues eh were said to be on a routine check on the area being the hideout of criminals for who have been terrorizing the place for long.
Opera News also gathered that one of the reasons other officers who stumbled on the dirty fight came to Fagba as at that time was the there was a report of armed robbery which claimed one life on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
According to an witness, "It was like war today here between the police and one guy who was accused of stealing an android phone belonging to one of the residents who now informed the police, I think the officer is from Oko Oba station. He came drove a police van with OP MESA inscribed on it. He's being addressed as pastor. I believe that's not the first time he would be coming this area for such operations because almost everybody here knows him. He e just suddenly bashed on some guys drinking there and singled out the guy. After, I really didnt know what transpired between them. Before we knew it, he had started slapping the guy. That's how the guy retaliated. I think he gave the officer a headboot. That's why he sustained injuries in his mouth and nose, and blood started rushing out from his nose. I think he had to call his colleagues who were around on phone to assist him knowing well that the suspect could over power him.
"And about three of them came instantly, fully armed, but they couldn't handle the guy and they didn't want to shoot because a lot of people were already gathered at the spot, including little children. Some colleagues of the guy also stormed here to prevent the police from taking him away. About three policemen held the guy, they had torn his clothes, including trousers. He was left with only pant. He too tored the officer's uniform. It was like a mystery how the guy later escaped amid crowd. One of them who chased the guy even shot at him but didnt hit the target. At last, all the officers left in shame."
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