The Deputy Senate president, Ovie Omo-Agege has revealed how he was brutalized by the notorious Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS, a unit of the Nigerian police Force.
The Delta State born lawmaker revealed that he has previously suffered harassment and brutality from the operatives of the now-disbanded special anti-robbery squad (SARS).
The Deputy Senate president stated this on Tuesday while contributing to a debate on a motion sponsored by the senstir republican Ekiti South Senatorial District, Mrs Abiodun Olujimi, , Omo-Agege noted that there is no one in the country that supports the “illegalities” of SARS personnel.
“I don’t know anyone in this country who supports the illegal activities of SARS, no one. I stand here as a victim of SARS. Today I use glasses because of what SARS did to me in 2015. I use glasses because they threw tear gas directly at my eyes.
The #EndSARS protest is currently in its second week, with the protesters demanding abolition of SARS, police reforms among other sundry demands, over the incessant rights violation of Nigerians, extortion and extra Judicial killings by the SARS Operatives.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adam’s announced the disbandment of the police unit, only to be replaced by the Special Weapons and Tactics TEAM, (SWAT)
But the #EndSARS Protesters are not relenting, with the movement spreading across states of the federation, including Nigerians diaspora. And economic activities have now been crippled in major cities, with the Lagos Chamber of Commerce stating that the nation lost N70bn in two days of the protest.