by S’ola Filani
Two policemen were stabbed on Wednesday in Alakija area of Lagos while trying to drive an insane woman away from the premises of a popular pentecostal church.
Trouble allegedly started when the insane woman was standing in front of the church and policemen deployed to the area attempted to evict her.
Suddenly, a madman, who was watching what was going on, went to meet the policemen ostensibly to stop them.
Eyewitnesses narrated the incident:
“The policemen left the woman and confronted the insane man. They started beating him with their batons. The madman, who was with a stick started flogging the policemen.
“Suddenly, the madman brought out a broken bottle from his bag and stabbed the two policemen, who were later rushed to Navy Town Hospital by church members and onlookers.
“News got to other policemen attached to the church that their colleagues had been stabbed by the madman and they reinforced and began to look for the madman, whom they found at Alakija Bus-stop.
“The five policemen surrounded the madman and tried to overpower him and after much struggle, they tied him up with a rope and bundled him into their van and took him back to the church for interrogation.”