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An Episode With The Police Force by tungstar(m): 10:54pm On Oct 23, 2015
So, last week, a police man shot my friend at the
gate to my estate. Not with injection O! Nope. With a
standard issue police rifle.

This is the gist. At past 10 at night, he was returning
members of a wedding party to their hotel which is
inside my estate. There was a traffic jam leading up
to the gate because a truck full of iron rods was
trying to get in and since this was a violation of
estate code they were gated. The truck was escorted
by two policemen who were trying to intimidate the
security into letting them in anyway. They refused to
clear the truck to one side and so it stayed blocking
the gate. Behind them a long line of tired residents
who had just fought through the vicious more than
one hour commute it takes to come home, stretched
out.

By the time my friend joined the line, some of the
more aggravated residents had gone up to the gate
to find out what was going on and things were
getting heated as words were exchanged between
them and those officers of the law. My friend is a
people person. He’s that guy that steps into the
party and is exchanging bro-shakes with almost
everyone he encounters. He is not a troublemaker.
I’m saying this so you can get an idea of why he
even bothered to get out of his car.

He entered the conversation and was even making
some head way towards calming people down,
including the police men. He had actually turned to
the gate to ask the security guards to open up for
the sake of the residents when the younger of the
policemen decided he didn’t like a comment made
by one of the residents. He cocked his gun and
threatened to show them who he was (even as I
write this it feels like bad fiction. But then I guess
life is a lot like that, no?). He aimed his gun at the
resident that offended him.

The older officer (who probably knows the deal with
those guns) quickly pushed the nozzle down and in
that moment surely saved that residents life
because, guess what? The gun discharged.

My friend said everyone scattered at the gun’s
report, including him until he noticed that he felt like
he’d hit something hard with his leg. He also felt a
gushing. The pain would come later.

The bullet had hit the ground then, like a nightmare,
ricocheted up and into the back of his calf just
below the knee. It exploded out of three place in the
front of his knee and somehow missed his bones
and major arteries. Despite this, blood was steadily
shooting out of him like a burst pipe. The bottom of
his jeans was soaked in minutes.

Everyone pretty much calmed down after that. My
friend and his party forced the policemen and the
truck to take him to the hospital also located in my
estate (this guy, my friend, God has a serious
purpose for his life. Like there’s a red sea
somewhere that needs a parting…) and I would like
to say that the policemen abjectly apologized, the
culprit was arrested and that his recuperation has
been taken care of by the force.
But no.

My friend was laid up in that hospital for two weeks
and in that time he was visited three times by a
Police representative. During those visit he was told

1. That if he tried to sue to the Nigerian Police he
would lose

2. The man who shot him (who as it
turned out was supposed to be stationed in Sokoto
when this incident had occurred) had gone AWOL
*shrug* and

3. They would see what they could
gather (money wise) for him and that was even out
of the benevolence of their heart.

My friend left the hospital after paying his own bill. I
am attaching the image I took of his X-ray where
you can see large pieces of shrapnel floating around
his knee cap. In my opinion he will have to see a
specialist to make sure that this will not become a
problem for him later. He is still limping and in great
pain and the self run business that he hustled for
years to build up from nothing is suffering while he
struggles to recuperate. Worst of all, he doesn’t
even feel safe as he is convinced that the police
involved might try to settle things a different way if
they could (which is why I’m doing this.
Juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuust in case.)

Here’s what I need to know now; Is this ok?

Is this what we get for being dumb enough to be
born Nigerian? Even if anyone thinks he was stupid
to step out of his car instead of sitting there and
doing nothing, is it that he deserved to be shot? Is
that why it’s ok for the police to casually dismiss
his life? If the case were the reverse and my friend
had shot a police man would they be this casual?
Could he just tell them not to be angry and just dip?
Could he

Is anyone secretly thinking that he is lucky to be
alive, that’s how our police are, just leave it…?
Can somebody explain to me what any of this
means?


Source: a friend's facebook wall.

Re: An Episode With The Police Force by searchcorp(m): 11:04pm On Oct 23, 2015
Please attach the pics of the xray. I'm seriously following this post.
Re: An Episode With The Police Force by fistonati(m): 11:54pm On Oct 23, 2015
Firstlay, d police must hv escorted d content of dt truck. The owner of d content must be a resident of dt estate, u hv to identify d person as I believe d truck must hv been apprehended by residents.

Whoever d person is must face d tune because he broke d estate rules, as its likely d officers must hv called him wen dey got to d gate. And I believe dt person can't be bigger dan oda residents.

Bt u ds ajebo ppl can be funny, he will u allow dt officer to run away.

RIP to d deceased, dt gentle soul shall rest in peace.
Re: An Episode With The Police Force by ProfessorPeter(m): 1:59am On Oct 24, 2015
Hausa police from Sokoto? That is the fruit of one Nigerian. That is what happened when people who behave like animals live with sane people. Brother, i wish you speedily recovery

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