Coming off the back of a recent cry from KWASU SU president; who was allegedly harassed and extorted by a police officer another youth has taken to social media, baring wounds, and narratives on his ordeals with SARS earlier today.
A young man who goes by the username of @freshestdude01 sated on his Twitter account:
Sars stopped my bus today around EPE, I was traveling to Akure from ajah. They stopped my bus and searched me, thinking I’m a scammer, they found nothing. They searched my bag and found my brother’s international passport in there. That’s how it started.
They accused me of going to kill the owner of the passport and that I was running away. I told them it was my brother’s. As I was about calling my brother, they collected my phone and started beating me with big stick telling me to enter their vehicle and asked my bus to go.
We got there, they asked me and the other people they’ve arrested to remove our clothes and they started taking pictures. I was just confused because I was trying to figure out what exactly I did. They took us to the counter planning to take us to the cell.
That’s where I started pleading for what I didn’t even know my offense was. The one that beat me with the stick came to me and said I’m acting stubborn and he’d let me know there’s nothing I can do with whatever they do to me.
I was speechless. After several pleading, they called me outside and said they’ll collect money from me. They said 1.5million. I was shocked. I pleaded and told them I don’t have that kind of money. They didn’t even listen.
Long story short, they took me to a POS spot and asked me to send them 55k from my account which I did when I had no other choice. That was when they released me and gave me my phone and my things back. Thank God I had spare money with me I would have been stranded.
This brutality is getting too much. I didn’t write this to attract people’s pity, I just want you guys to be careful out there all the time. We the youths are not safe at all. These Sars people can take one’s life and the world wouldn’t even know they did.
I dislocated my arm when one of them was beating me.