Security Officers Beat Up N-Power Beneficiary, As F-SARS Arrest Shoe Seller In Ughelli

By Omoghene Benedict,

An N-power beneficiary, Otah Saturday, has appealed to the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Adeyinka Adeleke to immediately investigate the activities of security personnel posted to guide Banks in the state.

Otah made this appeal following, an alleged harassment, beating meted to him by security agents attached to an Old generation bank name withheld at Ughelli, in Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state.

According to him, “I came to Ughelli from Ovwor-Olomu in Ughelli South to buy a Television and on my way going back home, at the front of Unity Bank, a vehicle collided with the motorcycle that was carrying me and ran into the bank premises.

“The next thing we saw was two mobile policemen that came from the bank and started beating us, they punch my eyes with their guns and threatened to shoot us dead.

They used teargas canisters on us but for the timely invention sympathizers, we were able to escape from their presence. 
“I went to Ughelli ‘A’ Division to incident the case and the Station Officer, S. O, put a call across the officers at the bank to invite them but the refused to honor the invitation.

“I came here to report the case because I know that I am not the first victim of this oppression on innocent Nigerians and as am speaking with you now, my eye is swollen and I want to go for check up as the result the beating we received.

“I want the Divisional Police Officer of Ughelli ‘A’ division, Area Commander, and the Commissioner of Police to investigate activities and caution the excesses of some police officers in the state” Otah appealed.  

In a related development, F-Sars officer had also arrested a shoe seller at the busy Post Office Roundabout in Ughelli metropolis for unidentified reasons.

It was gathered that the officers had threatened to shoot anyone who would want to inquire why the shoe seller was arrested.

Sources at the area that spoke on anonymous condition lamented the incessant harassment by the F-Sars officers in Ughelli and environs.

“This Ibo has been selling second hand shoes popularly known as Gbogbo shoe for quite some time at this roundabout but because they want to extort illegal money.

“You can see how they throw the shoes of the poor on the road, scattering his shop without any justifiable reasons”.

Few minutes later, the man was released and when he was interrogated by this online medium, he said, “The officers said, someone insulted them. And they told me to buy fuel of N2,000 for them to release me which I did”. He narrated.

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