Photo: Left Late Mr and Mrs Godwin Ekpo | Middle: Bribe-Taking Nigerian Policemen
Tears flowed freely yesterday in Ijegun area of Lagos State when the news of the death of Godwin Ekpo, husband of Idongesit,killed by trigger happy police officer over bribe taking filtered into the community.
According to source, the Akwa–Ibom State-born Godwin died yesterday at the......
Lagos State University Teaching Hospital Ikeja, where he was taken to for treatment after he sustained bullet wounds during the attack.
Godwin and his wives who were victims of police brutality were shot by a team of policemen attached to Isheri Osun Police Division in Alimosho local government area on Wednesday last week.
The couple were said to be returning home from a church programme in a tricycle belonging to the family around Abaranje in Ikotun when the tragic incident occurred.
The late Godwin on his way back from the church met a police checkpoint at Obalagbe Bus stop, where other tricycle riders were being allegedly extorted by an eight-man police team.
For failing to stop his tricycle and offer bribe to the menacing police officers when they approached the bus stop, a trigger-happy police officer identified as Aremu Musesiu was said to have opened fire on the tricycle.
Unfortunately, for the Ekpos, the bullet pierced through the tricycle back side and hit Idongesit, who was breast feeding a three month-old baby.
As a result of the injury sustained from the bullet wound, Idongesit died at the spot while Godwin who was also hit by bullet sustained serious injury and was rushed to Ikeja General Hospital where he eventually died on Saturday.