Males from the F Division Police Station of the Kwara State Police Command have been charged with assaulting a Liberian worldwide pupil of the College of Ilorin, Kwara State, Theophilus Blamoh, in Oke-Odo, Ilorin space of the state.
PUNCH Metro decided that the Performing Arts pupil, College of Ilorin, alongside along with his colleagues, have been on their approach to purchase some meals when the cops approached them and ordered them to get into their patrol automotive.
Blamoh, talking to our correspondent on Wednesday, mentioned that after entering into the car, cops collected their telephones and started looking for incriminating proof, however to no avail.
The worldwide pupil mentioned they have been within the car when one of many cops reportedly punched his face, stomach and limbs, including that he grew to become weak throughout the assault.
He mentioned: “When the cops discovered no incriminating proof on our cellphone, they began asking why we do not do ‘yahoo yahoo’. They spoke in Yoruba language and I did not perceive however stored begging my colleague to close up.
“Abruptly one of many cops, getting irritated, began hitting me, however I blocked my face. Then he beat my abdomen and limbs. When the beating grew to become an excessive amount of, my buddy needed to inform them that I’m a global pupil from Liberia.
“At that second they calmed down, took us to the police station and locked us within the cell. After they realized I used to be getting very weak, they took me out of the cell, took me dwelling and dumped me in entrance of the home.”
Blamoh mentioned that regardless of informing police that he had been sedated by the assault, cops deserted him, including that he collapsed and wakened in hospital.
“My stuff continues to be there, they simply launched my buddy this afternoon. I am grateful I did not lose my life,” he mentioned.
Blamoh’s caretaker, Chibest Udokaogu, mentioned he noticed the cops dump the coed in entrance of the home, including that after he collapsed, he rushed him to Ayobami Clinic and Maternity Hospital, Tanke, Oke.-Odo.
He mentioned: “The policemen lowered him onto the blanket of the I noticed them peeking by way of my window and ran exterior to name his title, however Blamoh did not reply.
“The police have been there after I took him to the hospital. They did nothing. After I bought to the hospital, I begged to save lots of his life. Thank God he did not die in my arms.”
The nurse on obligation on the hospital, who declined to be named for worry of shedding her job, mentioned the Liberian was unconscious when the nurse took him to hospital. We’re treating him and hope he will get nicely quickly sufficient,” the nurse mentioned.
Contacted, State Police PR Ajayi Okasanmi, mentioned cops raided prison shelters and recognized some suspects within the space
“We heard this morning that somebody was collapsing and we’re presently investigating the allegation,” he mentioned.