Woman suffers from fractured ankle after beaten by Lagos police

A trader has claimed that officers from the Lagos State Police Command had brutalised her at her shop in Oyingbo Market, Ebute Metta.

Esther Eyo and her nephew, Wasiu Isiaka, were attending to customers when the officers, who were disguised in civilian clothing, came and attempted to arrest Mr Isiaka.

Ms Eyo said she was demanding an explanation for the arrest when one of the officers kicked her, resulting in her losing balance, falling on her left leg, and breaking her ankle.

“I held Wasiu’s hand and told the men that we both sold vegetables in the market and that he did nothing wrong,” the 47-year-old said, as quoted by

“But one of the men kicked Wasiu and also used his boot to kick and march my left leg till I fell on the main road. My leg twisted, my eyes got torn, and I became unconscious.

“When I regained consciousness, I was told that the men came in a Sienna vehicle and two policemen were in the car. The men were about seven, but only four of them dragged Wasiu and took him away.”

The woman was taken to the Lagos Island General hospital due to a fractured ankle. Her nephew was released at 8 p.m. after his arrest at 7 a.m.

“We have spent over N300,000 on my treatment,” the woman said. “I want justice. I want the policemen to be dealt with appropriately.”

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