A dealer, Mr Ndukwe Ekekwe has narrated how he was made a paraplegic by officers of the disbanded Particular Anti Theft Squad (SARS).
The wheelchair-bound sufferer talking to the nine-man panel to the Lagos State Judicial Panel investigating instances, on Tuesday, stated that he was thrown from a two-storey constructing on the Alaba Worldwide Market by officers of the squad.
Ekekwe, talking in pidgin English stated he was arrested on Feb. 16, 2018, on the Alaba Worldwide Market with out cost by SARS officers.
“They instantly eliminated their SARS shirts and started to shoot and everybody ran away.
“I instructed them to state my crime they usually stated the arrest was an order from the Inspector-Common of Police (IGP).
“I used to be handcuffed in a single hand after they observed I used to be not a troublemaker.
“Whereas on our method, they stopped at Igando. I attempted to make use of my different hand to achieve my cellphone to attempt to name my mom, however the Inspector noticed me, seized my cellphone, stepped on it and destroyed it.
“He additionally stabbed me on my wrist and again and I used to be hit on the top with the butt of a gun and overwhelmed.
“Additionally they collected the N58,000 that was for my store,” Ekekwe added.
Ekekwe recounted how he was taken to the SARS workplace at Ikeja, Lagos, tortured and stripped bare.
“At night time of that day (Feb. 17, 2018), they took me to my three outlets the place I promote cellphone equipment.
“The SARS officers utilizing hammers, broke into my store and carted away my items and bought a few of it to individuals available in the market.
“Additionally they took away my items price N15million,” he added.
He disclosed that the SARS officer that threw him from that constructing is Hamza Haruna.
Ekekwe talked about that when his situation turned dire, he was taken from the SARS workplace to the Police Hospital in Ikeja.
He was then referred to 2 different hospitals for therapy of his damage.
The dealer lamented that he was the breadwinner of his household, however suffered a spinal damage from being thrown from the storey-building, which led to his paralysis.
Accoridng to him, the police didn’t pay for his medical bills and that he needed to promote his home and landed property to offset the bills.
The chairman of the panel, Justice Doris Okuwobi (Rtd) adjourned proceedings to Nov. 13 for the testimony of Ekekwe’s mom.