The mob were captured in a video engaging the policeman in a physical combat which the latter lose his rifle.
The incident happened in the south-western part of Nigeria as the mob were heard speaking in Yoruba language.
A viral video which captured the brawl between the mob and policeman saw the law enforcement officer physically engage some men.
He was made to fall unto the ground as his rifle fell from his grasp.
A dominant voice in the video, suspected to be the recorder was heard raining curses at the policeman who was outnumbered and helpless.
He later resorted to entering a parked truck.
From the sightings in the video, it is suspected that the police officer may have been involved in an altercation with the truck driver.