A victim of police brutality, Lucky Joseph, has narrated how he was allegedly harassed by some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
Joseph explained that the men, who didn’t find anything incriminating on him, stripped him naked and pulled him by the private parts in publicHe noted that he was left after some residents contributed N30,000 to bribe the policemen.
A video had gone viral on the social media last Thursday showing how the 38-year-old was battered by the security operatives.
Some residents of Odums Street, Choba Extension, in the Obio Akpor Local Government Area, where the incident happened, explained that to avert any extra-judicial killing, they gave the operatives N30,000.
The highest donor was said to be the owner of a mechanic workshop where Joseph worked.
The victim told PUNCH Metro on Friday that the policemen inflicted injuries on him without telling him his offence.
He identified one of the operatives as ThankGod.
He said, “I was passing when two SARS men grabbed me from the back. They told me to raise my hands so that they could search me.