A Nigerian soldier has taken to micro-blogging site, Twitter to narrate his ordeal in the hands of some SARS operatives in Enugu State.
While stating that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS is the most unprofessional unit of the Nigeria Police Force, the soldier who tweets from the handle @007Soja gave a detailed explanation on how they manhandled the other passengers in the bus he was traveling in.
They however ran away when they sighted some soldiers approaching them in their patrol vehicle
“SARS is the most unprofessional team of the Nigerian police.Here’s my experience as a Nigerian Soldier.Earlier this year the commercial bus I boarded in Enugu along 9th mile area was stopped by SARS operatives mounting an illegal check point. thread #EndSARS
“They requested money from the driver and the guy said he’s just starting business, I was on civil dress because I’m on pass, the operatives ordered everyone to come down, they started searching people’s phone, I went up to the one that’s supposed to be their boss #EndSARS
“I went up their boss & identified myself as a soldier on pass from north East, he said “And So?”, I went further & said I’m in a hurry that he should please release Dis driver, he got upset and threatened to Shot me, he said he’ll frame me that I wanted to disarm him
“I was shocked how things escalated so fast, I was calm down, he said I shouldn’t tell him anything that he’s in his duty post and I don’t any right to tell him anything. I could see his rifle was already cocked and his Safety catch was on Rapid.
“His boys was already dishing out unsolicited slaps to the young man I was sitting Close to, he was on full beards, with the hand band he wore I think he’s a student of ESUT.I Was really hurt for many reasons
“I can’t spend 1 and half year in maiduguri in good health only to come home on pass and be shot by a reckless police man,I was hurt because I can’t imagine risking my life in the North East protecting my country only for my own family to be harassed in this manner
“The Operatives didn’t talk to me or request for my phone. I was there still trying to solicit for the passengers but the oga was playing God,I became really angry and called my colleague on patrol along that NSUKKA road,
“When their boss saw u was really upset and I’ve started making calls he ordered his boys to return the car key to the driver, in some minutes I could sight the army patrol hilux heading through my direction, immediately the SARS boss ordered his men to enter their Bus
“They sped off, plying the STAR BREWERY route and went straight to EKE, my colleagues got there and I explained what happened and they promised to get them. I have been on duty even in maiduguri with MOPOLS and they’ve never acted in such a reckless manner.”
VIDEO: Nigerian Man Falls To His Death From 12th Floor While Allegedly Running From Indonesian Immigration Officers
A Nigerian man has died after falling from the 12th floor of his apartment while allegedly attempting to evade immigration officers.
The man, known as Ogodor, from Uli, Anambra state, fell from the Gading Nias Apartment in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday, January 23, 2020.
There are conflicting reports about how he died. Some Nigerians in Indonesia claim that while trying to run from the officers, Ogodor bu Ogodor attempted to cross over to his neighbour’s house through a narrow ledge but he slipped and fell. However, Ogodor’s Nigerian neighbours are demanding answers as they claim they heard nothing about an immigration raid in the area.
Friends of Ogodor – who appears to have been popular from the number of posts being shared to mourn him – have put together videos showing Ogodor at different points in his life, to honor him.
Below are videos of Ogodor’s body being evacuated after his death.
VIDEO: Pastor Slumps And Dies While Preaching
A South African pastor slumped and died while he was preaching, and his postmortem has given some shocking details into his cause of death.
In a video on social media, the pastor can be seen preaching, when he sat down and passed out.
This would turn out to be fatal, as the man of God lost his life on the spot.
A postmortem reportedly showed he had high blood pressure and was diabetic, and he wasn’t even aware of his medical condition.
Watch video below:
Pastor dies when preaching. Postmortem show he has high blood pressure and was diabetic. He didn’t even know. pic.twitter.com/dd7U4nfe2e
— Laila Ijeoma | Lailasnews.com (@LailaIjeoma) January 24, 2020
Alex Ogbu, The Journalist Covering Shiites March In Abuja Shot And Killed By Police Officer
Alex Ogbu, the activist/journalist covering the Shiites march in Abuja, has allegedly been shot and killed by a police officer.
Alex – a journalist with Regent Africa Times, a magazine publication based in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital – was covering the Shiite protest at the Berger area of Wuse, Abuja, on Tuesday, January 21, when he was allegedly shot dead by police.
Two other persons sustained gunshot wounds during the protest.
@AbdulMahmud01 tweeted: “#Breaking Terrible news coming out of Abuja. Unconfirmed, but it is believed that activist-journalist, Alex Ogbu, covering the Shiites march at Berger Abuja, was shot and killed this morning by @policeng. I knew Alex. Sad news. Sad day!”
@dejikolawole1: “Confirmed! Comrade Alex Ogbu was killed by the police yesterday evening.”
On Tuesday, spokesperson for the FCT Police, Anjuguri Manzal, in a statement confirmed that the protest recorded one casualty.
The statement read, “As a result of the unfortunate incident, one person who sustained an injury and was rushed to the hospital for medical attention has been certified dead by medical doctors on duty.
“Meanwhile, the FCT Commissioner of Police FCT, Bala Ciroma, has ordered a full-scale investigation into the unfortunate incident.”
However, he didn’t reveal the identity of the victim when contacted by journalists.
The identity of the victim was soon discovered and people, including colleagues of the deceased, are now seeking justice. They’ve accused the FCT police authorities of attempting to change the circumstances surrounding the death of the journalist by claiming that Ogbu hit his head on a stone while running during the protest and died in the process.