How SARS operatives brutalised me, by Oyo Deputy Governor

By Yinka Adeniran, Ibadan

Oyo Deputy Governor Rauf Olaniyan has recounted his painful ordeals in the hands of operatives of the recently disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The Deputy Governor, who had last week joined the protesters to call for a ban of the unit, said he was brutalised on two different occasions with both experiences leaving sore in his heart.

The inscriptions on his placard at the protest when he joined thousands of protesters who stormed Oyo State Government Secretariat, Agodi Ibadan reads: “I was a victim of Police brutality twice, Rauf Olaniyan. “#EndPoliceBrutalityNow, #ReformNigerianPoliceNow”

Speaking over the weekend, Olaniyan said his two encounters, which happened in Lagos did not go disastrous for the fact that he had some cash with him while it lasted.

He recounted that on a particular occasion, he was rushing to catch a flight, the SARS operatives had to collect all the monies he had on him (both local and foreign) and that even appeal…

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