- 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
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.
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.
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.