A BRT bus on Monday crushed a Lagos resident, identified simply as Yusuf in the Ketu area of the state.
A mob in the area blame the accident on a yet-to-be-identified policeman, whom they beat to stupor.
According to eyewitnesses account, Yusuf was pushed into the BRT lane by the policeman and his colleagues when the officers were trying to dispose him of his vehicle.
The victim, who was said to have collapsed instantly, was reportedly crushed by one of the BRT buses plying the lane inward Lagos.
An eyewitness who spoke in confidence blamed the policemen for the crash and added that Yusuf sustained varying degrees of injury as a result of the incident.
She said, “The policemen caused this; they were the ones that were trying to dispossess the man of his vehicle and while trying to push the man out of the vehicle, they pushed him on the BRT lane and an incoming bus ran into the man.”
Additionally, another eyewitness alleged that the policemen attempted to flee the scene of the accident after realising that Yusuf had been crushed but one of the officers was apprehended.
He said, “It was people that beat the policeman till he fainted. He has not died because I still observed that he was breathing. People were annoyed about what they did to that man.
“The man sustained serious injuries, look at him lying unconscious on the floor and his blood on the road.”
While some people were seen pouring water on Yusuf to make him regain consciousness, policemen attached to the Ketu Divisional Police Station attempted to rescue their colleague who also lay motionless on the ground, the eyewitness added.
The uniform of the brutalised policeman had been torn due to the impact of the attack on him by the angry mob.
People were also seen lamenting over the incident and blaming the policeman and his colleagues for causing the accident.
Yusuf was rushed to the hospital for treatment as he sustained a deep cut on his right arm.
Policemen attached to the Ketu Division were seen storming the scene to restore normalcy. The yet-to-be-identified policeman was also rushed to the hospital for treatment.