The Lagos couple who was tortured and molested by a police officer are now treated as victims while the officer is a free man.
The Lagos couple allegedly tortured and brutalized by a power-drunk police officer on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014, around the Lekki axis of the state, Ejeh and Grace Smith, have now been made the culprits in the case as the police authorities have freed the officer, Dada Ogunsanya, while Smith has been put in detention.
Punch Newspaper gather that Smith who is being detained at the Ikoyi Police Division, has been put under pressure to admit that he was a criminal who was resisting arrest at the time of the incident.
The report has it that Smith was initially arrested by the Lion Building Police Division for allegedly receiving stolen diesel. When the Ikoyi division heard about the case after Ejeh had been granted bail, he was rearrested and brought before some selected journalists.
The action, it was learnt, was targeted at rubbishing earlier reports indicting Ogunsanya and the then Ikoyi Divisional Police Officer, Aisha Haruna.
While Ejeh is currently languishing in the police cell, Ogunsanya is a free man as the police panel set up to investigate him say he is innocent of the allegations against him.
Ejeh’s wife, Grace, narrated her husband's plight so far:
"Last week, I returned from work and I saw a 25-litre keg of diesel in the house. My husband said a security man in the next compound wanted to sell it to him. He explained that the security man said he did not have money on him.
My husband told the man that he would help him sell the fuel, as he had no use of the product."
It was gathered that the security man had stolen the fuel from his employer, which was later detected through a CCTV camera.
Policemen from the Lion Building division were said to have arrested Smith after the suspect mentioned his name.
"After we paid N15, 000 for Smith’s bail in the Lion Building Division, the police said he should be taken to the Ikoyi Police Division, that the owner of the case wanted it transferred there.
The lawyer representing the complainant wanted to withdraw the case, but the police said the case should go on.
The police then asked my husband to accept that he is a criminal, so that they can rubbish whatever we said they did to us. They also invited some journalists to interview him."