Nigerian SARS officers attached to the command headquarters in Asaba , Delta State, has reportedly assaulted and extorted money from a 26-year-old man named Samuel.
The alleged attack took place on Saturday, August 22, and was brought to social media by activist Harrison Gwamnishu.
According to Human Rights Activitist, Harrison, the victim was on a motorcycle with his girlfriend when he was accosted by the officers at Koka Junction in the state capital.
Harrison added that Samuel’s only crime was that he was wearing a dreadlock hairstyle. As a result, the officers allegedly tortured him and his girlfriend.
He said: “The SARS officers dragged him from the Okada and forced him and his girlfriend into their car.
“The victims demanded to know where they were being taken to but the officers responded by macheting Samuel’s leg.
“They seized his ATM card and forced him to disclose his pin and withdrew N15,400 from his account.
“I’m calling on the Delta State government to please intervene by putting an end to the constant harassment Nigerians face from SARS.”
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