Nigerian Afrobeat singer Joeboy born Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa has recounted his experience with the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
According to him, he was confronted and harassed by a group of SARS men.
“They picked me up in a SARS bus for like three hours checking my phone… calling me a Yahoo boy.
“Though they are not legally allowed to check my phone but I didn’t want to get shot,“ he added.
SARS is a Nigerian police force unit under the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.
The seeming trend of a nationwide protest against police operation linked to acts of extortion, police brutality, etc, saw Nigerian government disbanding SARS operations on Sunday.
However, in a recent development, after Sunday’s announcement of disbanding of SARS, there were reports of officers using live ammunition on the protesters.
The incident led to the death of a police officer and a civilian.
In an interview with JoyNews, he revealed that seven out of 10 youth in Nigerian have been harassed by SARS and most often get threaten and extorted.
“There is usually no reason for picking you up, what they want to do is extort you or they will say they will take you to the police station.”
The Nobody hitmaker said this when he was in Ghana getting ready for music production.
Source: Stella Amoyaw