NIGERIA- A young man was hit by a stray bullet today during a raid in Edo state.
Lawyer, Jefferson Uwoghiren, who shared the story, stated that the raid was conducted by police officers of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Edo State Command.
This young man, Dennis Amadasun was rushed to my office early this morning, a victim of a gunshot by careless and negligent police officers attached to the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Edo State Command.
Dennis was shot and wounded around 2:00 am in his house in Ugbiyokho Area of Benin when the police stormed the house allegedly in search of internet fraudsters!!! Bleeding and weak from the injury, Dennis was abandoned and left to die by the officers.
His angry relatives brought him to my office, whereupon I advised that the matter be reported at the nearest police station. Dennis was taken to Evbuotubu Police Station where the gallant DPO politely asked him to leave. Since his men, didn’t participate in the raid, why should he bear liability for treatment?
With no police report, private hospitals declined treatment. Thanks to Dr Philip Ogbodaga, the management of Specialist Hospital, Benin agreed to treat Dennis subject to their Security Protocols.
This evening the police brought money to support the ongoing treatment and they informed me that Dennis was never a target of their raid.
This bloody incident is a painful lesson in reckless wickedness. There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in the storm. This storm will also subside.