Policemen Chase, Force Student To Jump Off Lagos Bridge

A 200 - level Material Science Engineering student at the Kwara State University , Oluwadara Adedayo, is battling with injuries
after he allegedly jumped off the Cele- Okota Bridge in Lagos State.

Adedayo was allegedly chased to the bridge by some armed policemen attached to the Anti -Kidnapping Unit of the Lagos State Police Command.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Adedayo, who was currently on Industrial Training in Lagos , was heading towards the Yaba area of the state last Monday when he was accosted by the operatives at Cele bus stop.

It was gathered that the cops , after stopping the 24 - year - old , decided to check a mobile phone and a modem found on him.

He said the operatives thereafter ordered him into their bus , but he resisted the order as they did not tell him what his offence was.

Adedayo, who said nothing incriminating was found on him , explained that the policemen eventually bundled him into the bus .

He said , “ They ordered me to enter the bus they brought and I refused . I demanded to know what I did to warrant me entering their bus but they did not say anything , only for them to bundle me inside the bus .

“ I saw an opportunity to escape from the bus and I did . I jumped out of the bus because of my past experience with policemen.

A few months ago , some policemen accosted me at Durba (Lagos ) and accused me of being an Internet fraudster without any evidence against me .

“ They took me to First Avenue, FESTAC Town , and collected the only N2,000 on me before I was released. I suffered before I got home that day. ”

Adedayo stated that once he jumped down from the bus , he crossed to the other side of the road and ran to the Cele- Okota Bridge .

The Kwara State indigene added that one of the cops chased him on a motorcycle .
He said , “ When I stopped.

The policeman quickly parked his motorcycle and pointed his gun at me , threatening to shoot me . Out of fear, I jumped off the bridge . ”

Adedayo, who noted that he became unconscious after landing, said the policeman and his colleagues immediately fled the scene .

He said some Good Samaritans took him to a private hospital , where he was rejected.
“ I was then rushed to the General Hospital, Isolo, from where I was transferred to the National Orthopaedic Hospital , Igbobi .

“ I have not reported the incident in any police station because have just been discharged from the hospital , ” He added .

The phone number of the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer , CSP Chike Oti , was switched off on Monday and a text message sent to the number had not been replied to as of the time of filing this report.

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