A nursing mother and her son were injured in an accident caused by attempt by a policeman to extort N100 from a commercial motorcyclist, Okadaman, in Ondo town, Ondo State.
Eyewitness account said trouble started when a team of anti-crime police officers attached to one of the police stations in the town allegedly mounted a road block in one of the major roads.
According to Vanguard, one of the officers, in an attempt to stop the Okada rider, pulled down the boy and mother, while the motorcycle was in motion. Mother and child were rushed to the hospital, while commercial motorcycle operators staged a peaceful protest to show their displeasure over alleged incessant extortion by policemen in the town. Vanguard gathered that the protest, which started at about 9:30a.m. was led by leaders of the association.
They reportedly protested to all the three divisional police stations in the town. Spokesman of Okadamen, Timilehon Akinrolabu, condemned the attitude of the policemen, who he said were in the habit of extortion at illegal road block in strategic locations in the town.