- The police denied shooting and abandoning a man in Delta state
- According to the state police command, the victim was trying to evade arrest
- Specifically, the victim was accused of jumping from a moving vehicle and sustained injury in the process
The viral video going round online in which a young man was alleged to have been shot by the operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is not real, Delta state police command has said.
The young man was alleged to have been shot and left to die in a viral video.
According to the police, the man jumped out of a moving vehicle. The incident was said to have occured in Ughelli, Delta state.
The police said he sustained injuries after jumping from a moving car while trying to evade police arrest.
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This was disclosed by DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, police spokesperson in the state. He said the victim was arrested with a White Lexus Jeep without registration.
The DSP said:
“The car was parked by the roadside which on sighting police patrol team, the driver immediately zoomed off at high speed in a suspicious manner.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that in efforts to help secure the lives of Nigerian youths from the hands of trigger happy policemen, Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports visited the inspector general of police to discuss with him on how 'harassment, profiling and dehumanization' of youths can be stopped.
The minster made this know on his Twiter page on Monday, October 5.
According to him, the police boss assured that youths in the country will be protected. The IG also promised to carry out reforms in the police.
Legit.ng had also reported that following the ban of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) routine patrol, Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo commended the decision of Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
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