Men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad attached to the command headquarters in Asaba, Delta State, has reportedly macheted a young man in the state.
It was reported that officers of the controversial unit of the Nigeria Police Force attacked one Samuel, 26, assaulted him and extorted money from him during the attack.
According to social media activist, Harrison Gwamnishu who reported the incident, the attack happened on Saturday, August 22. The activist revealed further that the victim was on a motorcycle with his girlfriend when the SARS officers at Koka Junction in the state capital stopped him to carry out the assault.
According to Harrison, “Samuel’s only crime was that he was wearing a dreadlock hairstyle.”
As a result, the officers allegedly tortured him and his girlfriend. He added, “The SARS officers dragged him from the Okada and forced him and his girlfriend into their car.”
“The victims demanded to know where they were being taken to but the officers responded by macheting Samuel’s leg. They seized his ATM card and forced him to disclose his pin and withdrew N15,400 from his account.
“I’m calling on the Delta State government to please intervene by putting an end to the constant harassment Nigerians face from SARS.”