… Oluwafemi demands for justice
An artisan, Arowolo Oluwafemi 35 years man,has accused Sagamu Divisional Police Station Ikorodu of unlawfully arresting and torture.
Oluwafemi said he was arrested on a broad day light around 14.10 on Thursday, January 6, 2022, by the Greenerline Transport Company ,Ikorodu , Lagos State.
It was learnt that the artisan was coming out from his family house which was opposite the station ,he said that his business and was around there too. While coming out he sighted two police officers sitting down where a woman who sales alcohol,while both officer were drinking and smoking, he greets and pass before one of them Mr Ayo accosted him,to come which he ignored.
The artisan said;before i knew what was happening the officer walk to me held me back on my shirt,while his colleague called Alhaji held my short as if I am suspected criminal on wanted list,the victim said.
Then people around the area tried to prevail on them and requested to know what happened from the officers,while four other policemen rushed out from the station pounced on me using the butts of their guns and sticks to beat me, injuried me in the process.
Olwuafemi said he was not told what his offence was,I was dragged into one of their rooms in the station with handcuffs,.
“They accused me of being a yahoo boy and took my mobile phone ask for the pin; but in the process of checking my phone, they checked my profile and got to know that I was into bitcoin
He added that the officers after accusing him of Yahoo ,placed a cigarette on his hand recorded a video clip threatening to shoot if he did not comply.
“They did not find any incriminating item on my phone,after I had been beaten mercilessly.
“I was held up for about two hours 30mins before they could set me free.”oluwafemi said.
The victim, who said he was still nursing the injuries he sustained from the punishment , added that he was traumatised and had been deprived his fundamental right as a Nigerian citizen.
He also called on the Lagos state Commissioner of Police and Inspector General of Police to fish out these corrupt officers that are denting the image of the force.