A young Nigeria man has opened up on how police officers beat him because he drives an expensive car.
According to him, a car smashed his car while he was on the road and when he decided to come down to inspect the damages caused, about 6 policemen attacked him from the car that hit him.
He was harassed by the police officers who subsequently seized his mobile phone and threatened to hand him over to the EFCC if he fails to meet their demands but he insisted on being sent to the anti-graft agency, they slapped him, tore his clothes, and pushed him into his car.
On their way to EFCC, the officers decided to extort him but he refused. They then took him to a remote area and dropped him off.
“I was mercilessly harassed by police officers claiming to be Interpol on my trip to Lagos from Ibadan,” he added. I came down from my car when I discovered a foreign car had smashed me, and they (six in total) came with firearms and claimed they would take me to Lokoja @SavvyRinu.
I informed them that I would not be following them until Omoo one kind of mad slap hit me like this ehnn my head blanked out and I entered with tears in my eyes.
On our journey to Efcc, they just cooled down and asked me to do things normally, and I obviously denied giving them anything, and they drove me to a bush in Ogere where they decided to let me go. The officers who are supposed to protect us are the ones harassing us. I’m in discomfort.
The most agonizing part was that others stood by and watched while I was beaten on the road. Because I drive a Lexus, I’m handcuffed like a criminal. This country hurts me on a regular basis.”
I tried to contact someone first, but they grabbed my phones and claimed they would drive me to @officialEFCC, which I told them I would prefer because I was detained and cleared by Efcc in May, but they changed their minds and forced me to into their car. That’s how one just rushed me with slaps and upper cuts, tearing my shirt while I struggled not to enter their car…”