A University of Lagos undergraduate, identified as Adetokunbo, says some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State Police Command, attacked him and robbed him of his school fees in the Okota area of the state, Punch reported.
“I am a clothier, but I am also undergoing part time studies at UNILAG. I am in 200 level. To raise part of my school fees, which was already due, I had to sell some of my property.
“I had gone to deliver some clothes to a customer in Okota sometime in April and was returning on a motorcycle around 3pm, when I observed that there was panic in the area. The motorcycle rider that took me almost threw me into a gutter.
“I was still chiding him when the operatives approached me and said I was a Yahoo boy. They held me by the trousers as I protested and struggled with them, asking for my offence. I pushed one of them away. They all descended on me and started hitting me.
“They put me in handcuffs and threw me inside their car… “They took N70,000 from me and took the other guys to the ATM to withdraw money, which I gathered was N100,000 each. They released them at Oworonsoki,” the paper quoted the victim of police brutality and extortion as saying.