An angry mob descended on a member of a trigger-happy policemen in the Agbor area of Delta State on Wednesday for shooting a man in the leg.
Reports say the policeman and his colleagues chased the victim to his parent’s house, with claims that he was a ‘yahoo boy’. They reportedly had a spat with the boy’s father, and threatened to shoot him.
The policemen allegedly made good on their threat by shooting the man in the leg, but a mob which had gathered quickly descended on them and were able to get hold of one of them. The unlucky police officer was severely beaten and injured.
He was later rushed to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries.