A young man of 37 years old and an indigene of Umunede Community in Ika NorthEast Local Government Area of Delta State, Mr. Tony Chuks, has lamented how he was intimidated, beaten up and detained at Ugbaja police station by men of the Special Anti-Crime Squad (SARS) and compelled to pay the sum of N 150,000 for his bail without committing any offense.
Speaking, Tony said he came from Umunede to see his mother at Osien Street in Boji-Boji Owa, and that by the time he got to Old Lagos/Asaba road, for the fact that he was not having enough money that would take him to Osien by Efeizomor, he decided to walk down to Ajuebor by Okobi Street, where he stood when the SARS officers came to meet him. He said when the officers alighted from their vehicle, all they did was to start interrogating him to know who he was, where he was coming from, where he was going to and the content of his bag.
According to the young man, “After the interrogation, they demanded to see my hand bag and all items in my trousers’ pocket. I humbly allowed them to search me and nothing was found on me, except my ATM Card, Phone, and a Pen, yet they started beating me asking me to confess that I am a bad person. Upon that they broke my head, my hand and injured some parts of my body. As if that was not enough, they took me to Ugbaja Police station, where I was detained for about six hours before my family members came to bail me with the sum of N 150,000 after much negotiation from them.
“While I was cooling my head at the police station, the SARS also brought a Libya returnee who was also beaten to pulp without; according to him committing any offense. I am innocent; I want the Inspector General of Police, Delta State Commissioner of Police, the government of Delta State; the Legislative, Executive and Judiciary arms of the government, the traditional rulers and those in positions of authority to help look into what the SARS in Ika land has done to me,” he said.