Officers attached to the Imo State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) descended on the Abia State correspondent of The Nation Newspapers, Sunny Nwankwo, yesterday in Aba. They brutalized him, tore his cloth and injured him with their AK-47 riffles, machetes and other dangerous weapons.
Nwankwo is currently hospitalized due to the injuries he received from the beating. The incident occurred in front of the Aba Area Command Headquarters.
Here is his story:
“I was going to office (Wednesday) morning and on reaching Hospital road, a tricycle operator coming out from the command headquarters, hit my car as he tried to maneuver an oncoming car. But instead of rebuking the tricycle operator, one of the policemen started shouting at me, calling me all sorts of names. Initially I didn’t reply him, but when the abuse was too much, I told him to be civil and that he should have cautioned the tricycle rider, whom I later discovered was one of them.
“The policemen, whose mouths were oozing of alcohol, pounded on me and started hitting me with their AK-47 riffles, machetes and other weapons. They later drove off after injuring me and damaging my phone. One of them even corked his gun and threatened to shoot me,” he added.