Police detain sergeant for pushing man to death

The deceased

A police sergeant has been arrested for allegedly pushing to death, a man who was on the way to bury his younger sister, at Oyingbo area of Lagos State.

One of the sons of the deceased, Ogbole Pius, had, last week, raised the alarm that a policeman pushed his father to death at Oyingbo area of Lagos State police Command, Panti.

The son, on his twitter handle @flawpajun, wrote: “Mr Francis Ebonyi Ogbole was travelling to Benue State yesterday (last Wednesday) for the burial of his junior sister. On his way to the Iddo park, with his children, they were stopped by policemen with metro police van  and registration number KSF-176 EE.

Pius also said:  “The policeman requested for all the necessary papers which the deceased  presented, on entering his car one of the policemen, Sergeant Matthew Oche with force number F/NO-372727, said no, he could not leave now because the back windscreen of his car was tinted.

“Mr Francis told him that it was because it was still early and dark, around 5:30a.m, that the glass was not tinted, but the policeman was looking for a way to extort money from him, “ Pius stated.

He alleged that “Out of anger, the policeman pushed Francis and he fell, broke his head and died instantly.”

The image maker in charge of the state police command, Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident to Lagos Metro and added that the policeman had been arrested and detained.