NAIJ.com came across a post shared on social media by a user who claimed he was attacked by some men of the Nigeria police force.
The slogan 'police is your friend' does not read true in this case, as a young man was reportedly attacked by some men of the police force.
According to the Instagram user identified as @Kejibutty, he was harassed, handcuffed and taken to the police station against his will.
He was accused of several things he claims he was innocent of and eventually made to pay his way out to avoid jail term.
Sharing his post, he wrote:
"Nigeria my country!!! I was harassed and humiliated today by our dear Nigeria police, I was stopped at Iyana Ipaja under bridge where I was trying to mount a bike going to super (Market ), 2 men stopped the bike, showed me their ID card to prove they are police, they snatched my phone and ID card, asking me all sort of questions. After going through my phone squarely, one of them said where you see money wey u dey use raise kids, feed wife and all, I was vexed but still keep my cool until the guy said am a fraudster, yahoo yahoo and all.
I asked him to prove but all he can do is to hit me and handcuff me, I was dragged to Elere police station , after serious of argument and all, they started saying all sort of this. They will rope me with weed and fraudulent documents, At last they said I should pay dem 300k for bail or they lock me up, I was in pain, My hands are hurting so bad , all I can do is to cry and shake my head like a baby, a rough guy in unirform came to search me, found 30k on me, took 25k and left me with 5k saying I can leave now if I want to!! Nigeria is bad! The police are not helping!! I told them I'm coming back, They look at me and laugh!! My conclusion is that the hardship in the country turn all this NPF to legal thief!!!"
See the post below:
Meanwhile, see this video of a woman who was killed by a stray bullet shot by a police officer: