Singer Mr. Dove might not have had the best of his days in 2018 as he recounts his experience with operatives of the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad SARS in Lagos State.
According to the artistes, he came out of ECOBANK at Gate Bus Stop Ipaja, Lagos, Lagos only to be rounded by SARS operatives who forced him to follow them to the Station at Estate Gate Ipaja, Alimosho LGA, Lagos.
He then recounted that when they got to the station, he was taken to the back of the station where he was ordered to unlock his phone.
“When we went inside the police station, they took me to the back of the station and order me to unlock my phone which I did. They left with my phone and came back with different pictures in my phone, they logged out my Facebook account and login theirs. They even login into my Gmail and change the account, sign in into my hangout with a foreign account. I thought it was just a joke, the put my phones and gun on a table and threatening to shoot me”
“They started snapping me pictures and saying am a criminal. after hours there without allowing me call anybody, they removed my cloth and was busy snapping me pictures inside police station with others telling them to shoot me”, he wrote on Facebook.
He further wrote that after checking his bank account balance, the officers forced him to the bank and waited until he withdrew almost all the money there for them, after which they deleted the pictures from his phone and logged out some of the accounts they added to his phone.
“This happened inside police station. and they said they will kill me if i report to the headquarters. they forced me to sign that i am a yahoo boy even encouraged me to continue and always call them to protect me. that is how i lost all i have today in the hands of police who supposed to be protect me. i know all of them and the station they took me to”
This account is just one of hundreds that have been made against the activities of SARS operatives as many Nigerians have championed the #ENDSARS campaign.
Where do we go from here?