Fashion designer narrates ordeal with policemen in Lagos

Fashion designer narrates ordeal with policemen in Lagos

- A Fashion designer identified as Joseph Ejiro has narrated how he was reportedly 'kidnapped' and torture by policemen in Lagos

- In a lengthy post shared on his social media page, Ejiro stated that he was picked up from Festac after making a delivery to a client

- After which, he was thoroughly beaten, threatened and tortured by the men who he claimed wore police uniform polo shirts

- Ejiro stated that he was made to transfer N185,000 to one of the police officers before he was released

A young, Lagos-based fashion designer has shared details of what he recently suffered in the hands of policemen in Festac, Lagos. According to Joseph Ejiro, he was kidnapped, beaten, tortured and made to pay N185,000 before he was released by men he identified as police officers.

Ejiro who shared details of the ordeal on his Facebook page, revealed that he was on his way home after delivering an item to a client when a man dressed in police uniform polo shirt approached him and told him his boss wanted to talk to him.

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He obliged and followed him to a bus where about six other officers in the same police uniform polo shirt were waiting. He said that was when they started harassing him and demanding for him to unlock his phone. When he refused, he said they threw him in the bus and started beating him, he said that they tortured him and threatened to kill him and dump his body.

Ejiro stated that they also forcefully used his finger to open his phone and went on to make him transfer N185,000 from his bank account to one of the officers whose name and account number reads thus: Ashamo Oluwasola Samuel. Unity Bank -0040509699.

After he transferred the money, he said they also took the cash of N5,000 on him and only released him afterwards.

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Meanwhile, the Lagos police command has arrested two fake officials of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

According to the police spokesman, DSP Bala Elkana, Ikechukwu Victor, 45, and Emeka Ewuzien, 45, who were from 2 Igi street in Bariga and Ladylack, were arrested while they were on a mission to make an arrest, The Nation reports.

When they were questioned by the force, the suspects said they are members of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) from Victoria Island.

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