- A US-based Nigerian man that spent the holidays in Lagos has recounted his harrowing experience with police offers
- The individual narrated how he and his friends were stopped abruptly, and how he was beaten up after attempting to capture the incidence on camera
- The returnee disclosed that passersby that witnessed the incidence refused to intercede even when he called on them
A Nigerian man identified as Taylor on Instagram has shared his horrific experience with officers of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF), and how what should have been a blissful holiday for him was completely ruined.
The individual, who is based in the US, came home to spend the holidays in Nigeria and he had a first-hand experience of police brutality in Lagos, on Monday, January 6, 2020, on his way back home from the beach.
Taylor recounted how he and his friends were stopped in the car conveying them by policemen. He said the officers dragged everyone out of the car without giving any reason as to why they had been stopped.
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"On Monday 6th of January 2020 morning, at about 2am, I was heading home from Moist beach after a fun night out with a couple of my friends @gabrielanthonys @drewbaba @tissiekholors . Some policemen stopped our car abruptly without telling us what our offence was.
"They rushed to the back seat and started dragging us out of the vehicle. One of them started saying "they are yahoo boys, take their phones," he said.
Explaining the sad occurrence further, Taylor said that he was beaten up and sustained injuries, after attempting to capture everything that was going on with his mobile phone.
The US returnee also condemned the actions of people that witnessed the unfair treatment that was being meted out upon them and refused to intercede, even after they were called upon.
See his full post below:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously gathered the report of a young man who narrated how he was treated unfairly by SARS officers in Lagos state. The individual identified as Toni Astro revealed that he was beaten up by the officers. He said they extorted the little money he had in his account after threatening to imprison him.
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