“SARS operatives threw me from a 2 storey building – A SARS victim, Ekekwe petitions

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A SARS victim, Ekekwe, told the panel that on February 16, 2018, he was at his shop at Alaba Rago, in Alaba International market, when he was arrested by SARS, who handcuffed him.

When he asked them to show their identification cards, and that he wanted to know his offence, they started shooting and told him that the order was from the Inspector General of Police.

The petitioner, who said he sells phone accessories and other things, noted that when he was arrested, he tried to raise alarm so that other people could see what was happening.

The operatives called one Haruna Amaz, who told them (operatives) to keep me busy. That was when they forced me upstairs and then threw me down from a two-storey building.

Narrating his ordeal, Ekekwe said: “They carried me and dumped me at the Police College Hospital, Ikeja. My mother traced me to that place and took me to Igbobi where I was rejected before I was taken to Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH.

“I want justice and I also want them to compensate me. I spent two months at the hospital. I only spent two days at the custody of SARS, when they broke my warehouse and sold my goods.”

Further hearing in the matter was adjourned till November 13.

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