Lagos Task Force Officers Assault Journalist, Detain Him For Hours
Abdul-waheed Usamah, a journalist , was assaulted on Saturday by officers of the Lagos Task Force for confronting the officers to cease harassing harmless folks.
The incident occured on the Police School in Ikeja throughout a victory social gathering organised for the Lagos Governor-Elect Babajide sanwo-Olu on Saturday.
Usamah, who’s the Managing Director of an internet information portal referred to as ‘The Guild’, was not simply overwhelmed black and blue but additionally bundled right into a Black Maria and brought to the Task Force Headquarters in Oshodi. He was detained on the headquarters for 2 hours
Based on Usamah, “I attended the Victory social gathering organized for the Lagos Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Kadri Hamzat, by Sanwo-Olu’s ICG, and held on the Police School in Ikeja. Throughout the occasion, I seen how law enforcement officials hooked up to the Lagos State Task Force have been harassing and embarrassing APC social gathering members and different friends who have been attempting to entry VIP session of the social gathering, and I drew the eye of the organizer and the ICG’s safety to the lads.
“Throughout the technique of attempting to advise and made options to the ICG’s safety in order to avoid wasting friends from the embarrassment coming from the law enforcement officials, one the officers, violently pushed me and we received into arguments, and others, together with their superior began threatening.
“Whereas I used to be attempting to speak them out, one officer got here from the group, and punched me within the face, and the subsequent factor I knew, 5 of the officers began dragging me and forcefully pushed into the Task Force truck. I used to be saved within the Black Maria for an hour, and was later pushed, contained in the Black Maria to the company’s workplace the place I used to be saved inside cell.”
He defined additional: “After we received to the company’s workplace, I used to be handed over to the officers on obligation who after, seizing my two telephones, requested me to eliminated my belt and sneakers, and locked me inside a cell the place I met about 17 folks in unhealthy situation.
“After about an hour and half, one officer got here in saying my title and directed his colleagues to open the cell iron gate for me and led me to the Task Force Chairman’s workplace, the place I met him. He ordered for my belongings in company’s care and launched me.”
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