A man named Auwal who lives at Kwaru Majalisa, Badarawa in Kaduna, the capital of Kaduna state, was allegedly beaten by two policemen when they saw him smoke cigarette and mistook it for Mar.ijuana.
NAIJ.com gathered that the policemen confronted Auwal on Friday night, July 20, around 11:00pm and asked him what was he smoking? "Its non of your business", Auwal was said to have responded angrily.
Auwal's response was said to have infuriated the policemen, who allegedly beat him until he became unconscious.
Auwal told NAIJ.com that on Saturday, July 21, he went back to the Malali police station, where the policemen came from and reported the case to the DPO.
He said the DPO asked him to go and treat the wounds on his body and then come back.
Auwal said that when he returned to the police station, the two policemen came out and apologised to him over the alleged maltreatment.
He noted that one of the police men named Bash, even went to the extent of kneeling down to beg him for forgiveness.
As at the time NAIJ.com reporter visited the station, two police were seen discussing with Auwal, adding that while he was being beaten, he lost his 10,000 and his Nokia phone.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that a chief magistrate was allegedly attacked by some police officers in Owerri, Imo state. He was reportedly assaulted alongside some lawyers after robbery suspects were discharged.
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