A drunken police officer with the Mobile Police, or Mopol, Unit #20, in Lagos, who was later identified as Tafa Mohammed, was
the law. A citizen video photographer captured officer Mohammed
brutalizing two women with a hidden camera, filming this disturbing
footage at a safe distance. This illegal action by the officer erupted
when a street food vendor would not issue him fish to finish up his
beer. The food vendor was said to have declined to sell fish alone,
except to those buying food with it, a vendor policy that angered the
policeman. Mohammed, a mobile policeman, was reeking of alcohol, say
eyewitnesses to this event. Mohammed took on a female customer who was
buying food from the same vendor at the time he got there, and threw her
into a nasty pond of putrid muddy water.
This assault on the two
women took place at Lewis Street, Lafiaji, Obalende on the Lagos Island.
Mohammed is seen drawing a rifle and pointing it at one of the women,
an act of 'pistol whipping,' and he was backed-up with the presence of a
second MOPOL officer. One round of ammunition was fired.
torture reportedly caused internal injuries for the victim. A crowd of
bystanders, and pedestrians can be heard shouting their displeasure at