A Nigerian, Prince Gwamnishu Harrison, has shared a video of police brutality on Facebook, in which two money extorting policemen attached to ‘A’ Division , Delta State Police Command, in Asaba, Delta State brutalized a commercial tricycle rider and him.
Prince Harrison alleged that the policemen, Inspector Haruna Japhet and a sergeant with Service No: 462207, threatened his life and vowed to “reduce him to nothing” for daring to plead on behalf of the Keke driver. One of the policemen hit him in the face, after threatening to “reduce him to nothing,” he said.
According to Harrison, trouble started when he and a colleague stopped to plead for a commercial tricycle rider who had been beaten to stupor by the Japhet and his colleagues.
He also alleged that the Keke driver had to pay N14,000 to secure his release.
In the video shared on Facebook by Harrison on Tuesday, the police officers were seen dragging and physically assaulting the tricycle driver, who was clinging to his vehicle in a bid to stop them from taking it away. As the policemen ordered the driver to let go of the tricycle, the man clung to his vehicle and wailed, “Una go kill me today.”
ATTEMPT TO MURDER PRINCE HARRISON BY NIGERIA POLICE DELTA STATE COMMAND FOR STOPPING THEM FROM BRUTALIZING A KEKE RIDER IN ASASBA.
Driving along Nnebisi road, we saw a man lying helplessly in the Mud, blood coming out from his mouth. My colleague and i stop to help.
The man pointed to the bank that the officers beat him up. Next two police officers and a bank security guard tried to push a keke belonging to the man inside the bank. The man stood up and hold his keke.
I tried my best to stop Inspector Haruna Japhet and a Sergeant with Service No: 462207 from brutalizing a keke man, plead to them but to no avail.
The Police Sergeant left the keke man, rush and hit me in the face. The keke man was detained at A Division Asaba, released on bail after paying N11,000 and also paid N3000 to release his keke. The Police officers have also threatened to reduce Harrison to nothing and also gave out my vehicle color and plate number to some of his colleague.
I call on Inspector General of Police, Delta State Police Command to help address this trend by officers of Nigeria Police force brutalizing and extorting from citizens.
Watch the video below: