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  • Updated: October 12, 2020

SARS Nigeria: Police Arrest , Brutalise MO Of National Football Team In Station (Video)

SARS Nigeria: Police Arrest , Brutalise MO Of National Footb

A video has emerged showing personnel of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) beating the National U15 Media Officer (MO) of Nigeria, Tobi Adepoju.

AllNews understands that Adepoju was assaulted at the Ajuwon Police Station.

Ajuwon is a border town in Iju area between Lagos and Ogun states.

According to Adepoju, the police "shot my tyre at close range".

Adepoju further stated that he showed the policemen his ID (both domestic and International press indemnification), "they seized it and brutalised me".

AllNews understands that Adepoju was among peaceful demonstrators that dropped in on the Ajuwon Police station on Monday morning to protest "brutality of Nigerian youths".

Watch video of Nigerian police harassing 'sinless' Adepoju below:

See aftermath of release of National U-15 Media Officer of Nigeria below:

Growing calls for end to Police brutality in Nigeria

Nigerian youths are taking to the streets in large numbers to protest against the unprofessional conducts of the Nigeria Police Force.

#EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeria has been the top hashtag nationally in the last 24 hours, as protestors continue to demand the police change its ways.

Nationwide protests across major cities in Nigeria were a culmination of weeks of anger and outcry online by the country's young people over claims of harassment and extortion by security operatives.

Earlier in 2020, Remo Stars defender, Tiyamiyu Kazeem was shot dead by an officer of the now-dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) after an encounter in Ogun State, South-West Nigeria.

Sports personalities have joined their compatriots in saying ‘enough is enough’ to the improper activities of the Nigerian police.

One feared dead in Lagos protest

Meanwhile, one person has been feared dead as #EndPoliceBrutality protest turned violent in Surulere, Lagos on Monday.

AllNews learnt that police officers shot indiscriminately to disperse the protesters.

In the process, two of the protesters were reportedly hit by gunshots.

One of those hit by the gunshot has been reported dead.

The protesters had since shared pictures and videos of the victims on social media.

But the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Lagos State, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who spoke to NAN denied that the protesters were shot by policemen.

Instead, he noted that two other Inspectors were critically wounded during a 'violent attack' on a Police Station in Surulere.

According to Adejobi, “The protesters came in their numbers with the intent to break into the station at our Surulere unit and free some of the convicted criminals.

“They were heavily armed with shotguns and fired shots at the officers on duty who were trying to prevent the incidence and uphold the integrity of the station,” he said.

Adejobi said that no arrest had been made yet but that investigation was ongoing and the perpetrators would be brought to book.

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