He was over-powered and made to sit on the floor as seen in the image below. One of the police officers charged at onlookers who wanted to rescue Ademola – in green shirt. While the mobile police officer dragged him, by the shirt, the third seemingly passed judgement on him.
Nigerian police officers are brutal, hardly trained on human rights and regarded as the most corrupt in the country. They have poor crowd control techniques and usually quell protests with live bullets. On Monday, 11 protesters were allegedly killed by the police. Two in Lagos, six in Maiduguri, and two in Kano, bringing the number of protesters killed by the police since protests started on January 2 to 13.
In this video shot by Aljazeera in 2009, police officers are seen summarily executing men thought to be members of the dreaded Boko Haram. Till date, no police officer has been reprimanded for this shooting.