The old man who was seen lying lifeless in a viral video posted by Sugar Daily last week, has been confirmed dead.
Contrary to earlier reports that he died after being pushed into the gutter; the man was actually still alive. Sadly, passersby were more interested in recording videos and beating up the policeman who pushed him - rather than helping to carry the old man out of the gutter - while he was still alive and breathing.
According to updated reports by Sahara Reporters, the old man later died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH.
Witnesses said the policemen had chased a commercial bus from the Bolade bus stop, dangerously halting their target at the Airport bus stop, and had crushed the businto a ditch.
The witnesses said that the commercial-bus driver escaped from the scene despite the fatal road-rage engaged in by the policemen, who were said to have been on an illegal duty operation.
By coincidence, late Ajani was said to have been a retiree of the Engineering Department at the same LASUTH where he eventually died.
A source at the hospital told our correspondent that policemen who visited in company of the yet-to-be-identified errant police officer, had also threatened the hospital staff, insisting they attend first to the policeman and ignore his victim.
“There was a mild encounter at first between the nurses and policemen who came with the wounded officer on the evening. They wanted the officer to be treated first before the victim but some of staff present who recognized the victim as a former staff argued with them that the victim was first taken in before the officer," a source at the hospital said.
The errant officer, who is still being treated, was mobbed by angry members of the public who witnessed the tragic raid.
Mr. Ajani’s body has been taken to the LASUTH morgue, where a post mortem operation on him is expected on Tuesday.