June 23, 2024

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Delta SARS operatives extort, attack man with machetes

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Some operatives of the Delta State Police Command
have allegedly assaulted and extorted a resident of the
state identified simply as Samuel .
PUNCH Metro learnt that the operatives attached to the
Special Anti- Robbery Squad of the command , on
Saturday , August 22 , 2020 , accosted Samuel and his
girlfriend, who were on a motorcycle in the Koka area
of Asaba.
gathered that the policemen allegedly dragged the
victims from the motorcycle into their waiting vehicle
and when Samuel and his girlfriend demanded where
they were being taken to , the SARS personnel allegedly
dealt machete blows on the man ’ s leg.
A human rights activist , Harrison Gwamnishu, alleged
on Instablog that the SARS personnel extorted the sum
of N 15 , 400 from the victims before they were released .
The post read, “ 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 N 15 , 400 from his account . I ’ m
calling on the Delta State government to please
intervene by putting an end to the constant
harassment Nigerians from SARS . ”

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