Sunday Erhabor: Lagos Policeman Assaulted by Motorist Gets N1m Cash Gift from Nigerians

Sunday Erhabor: Lagos Policeman Assaulted by Motorist Gets N1m Cash Gift from Nigerians

- Some Nigerians impressed by ASP Sunday Erhabor's professionalism has gifted him N1 million

- Erhabor showed uncommon patience when a civilian assaulted him in Lagos despite carrying a rifle

- The governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has also honoured the policeman

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ASP Sunday Erhabor, the Lagos policeman who displayed professionalism and uncommon restraint in the face of provocation by a motorist, has been gifted N1 million.

The Punch reports that some Nigerians who were impressed by Erhabor's professional handling of a situation that might have led to another case of extra-judicial killing raised the money and presented it to him on Wednesday, April 21.

Sunday Erhabor: Lagos Policeman Assaulted by Motorist Gets N1m Cash Gift from Nigerians
Sunday Erhabor, the Lagos policeman who was assaulted by a motorist, has been presented with N1m cheque by some impressed Nigerians. Photo credit: @jidesanwoolu
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A traffic offender, Victor Ebhomenyen, had on Saturday, April 17, assaulted the policeman and inflicted severe body injuries on him but he kept calm despite having his official AK-47 rifle with him.

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Erhabor's action was widely praised by Nigerians after a video of the encounter went viral on social media.

The development got the attention of the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who invited Erhabor and present him with a plaque of honour.

Legit.ng gathers that a total of 158 donors raised the N1 million which was gifted to Erhabor on Wednesday, April 21.

Erhabor has also reported confirmed receipt of a N1 million cheque issued in his name.

He was quoted to have said:

“I received a cheque of one million naira this afternoon. I feel so excited and I thank all Nigerians. This shows to me that Nigerians have not lost hope in the police.”

The donation was started on Sunday, April 18, by a Facebook user, Ugo Egbujo. He explained that the idea behind the donation is to support and encourage ethical, responsible policing.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that ASP Erhabor said he has never shot anybody since he joined the police force in 1992.

"God forbid, I have never shot anyone before. Yes, I have never. Whatever you do to somebody, somebody must do to you. In fact, I hate those sessions that require shooting. Shooting people is not a good omen." the celebrated cop said.

Source: Legit

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