[PHOTOS] Man Left Bloodied By SARS Officers After Refusing Phone Check In Benin
For refusing a phone check, officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Benin, the Edo State Capital, left a man bloodied after they hit him with a gun.
Narrating what happened, an eyewitness wrote: “This happened on Thursday, between 10am and 10.46am on Giwa Amu road in GRA, Benin. These policemen wearing black T shirts (pictured), stopped a taxi driver for driving one way.
According to the driver, he said as soon has he stopped, he apologised to the officers and then he said they asked all the passengers to get out of the car and they asked one of the passengers where he works and also asked him to hand his phone over to them, but he refused.
He was then accused of being a cultist and that was why he didn’t want to hand his phone over. At this point they tried to force him into another car. He again refused and he was hit with a gun, which led to massive bleeding. .
Alot of us tried to know what station they were from or get a badge number or name but all to no avail. I was lucky to have taken this pix and also able to capture at least 2 of the officers while the other one tried as much as he could to avoid those who had phones with them. A good Samaritan ended up taking the guy for treatment.”