Policeman slit my throat after knocking me down – Decorator
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,
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