Po­lice­man slit my throat af­ter knock­ing me down – Dec­o­ra­tor

The Punch - - FRONT PAGE - Deji Lambo

AN in­te­rior dec­o­ra­tor, Olalekan Ogun­sanya, whose throat was slit by a po­lice­man, iden­ti­fied sim­ply as ASP Fran­cis, dur­ing an ar­gu­ment in the Itire area of La­gos State, has ex­pressed grat­i­tude to God forhis sur­vival and is de­mand­ing jus­tice for the at­tack on him.

PUNCH Metro had re­ported that an eye­wit­ness, Sa­muel Ag­bo­lajo, posted de­tails of the in­ci­dent on his Face­book page, stat­ing that Ogun­sanya was at­tacked by Fran­cis dur­ing an ar­gu­ment.

Ag­bo­lajo also al­leged that the Itire Po­lice Divi­sion, where the case was re­ported, had in a bid to cover up the crime, re­leased Fran­cis.

Nige­ri­ans, while re­act­ing to the post, con­demned Fran­cis’ ac­tion af­ter see­ing the gory pic­tures of the vic­tim un­der­go­ing an op­er­a­tion to save his life.

In­ves­ti­ga­tion by PUNCH Metro on Thurs­day revealed that Ogun­sanya sur­vived the at­tack.

It was gath­ered that Fran­cis was at­tached to the G1 Sec­tion, Force Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion and In­tel­li­gence Depart­ment an­nexe, Alag­bon,

Ikoyi, La­gos.

Ogun­sanya told our cor­re­spon­dent that Fran­cis, while con­vey­ing his fam­ily to hos­pi­tal, knocked him down with his car and when he de­manded an ex­pla­na­tion and an apol­ogy, the cop punched him in the face.

“I was very an­noyed as all I wanted was for him to apol­o­gise, but he kept say­ing ‘Do you know who I am?’ he then brought out a horse­whip and a knife and stepped out of his car, but as he ad­vanced to­wards my di­rec­tion, I ran and picked up a saw to de­fend my­self,” the fa­ther of two told our cor­re­spon­dent.

Fran­cis al­legedly re­treated and went back into his car and the peo­ple around re­strained Ogun­sanya and

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