Corp Member Loses Eye To Police Brutality

Corp Member Loses Eye To Police Brutality

A National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) member serving in Ekiti State, Anthony Ebuka  Onuagbara  has lost one of  his  eyes to police brutality, following an injury he sustained when he was allegedly beaten by some police in Ado Ekiti recently.

Anthony  26, who hails from  Ezeama-Amichi ,  Nnewi  South Local Government Area of Anambra State, lost his right eye to police brutality,after he was beaten by the police for an offence he did not commit in August this year

The corp member who  is currently serving at the Bursar’s office in Ekiti State University has appealed to Ekiti State police command to investigate the matter with a view of identifying the cop that caused damage  on his eye.

Narrating the circumstances that led to his ordeal, Anthony recounted that sometimes in August that a commercial sex worker had reported that one of his neighbour had abused her sexually.

The complaint, according to him, led a team of policemen  from the  Special Anti-robbery Squad to his house at Bode Ayeni  area of Adebayo who beat the occupants

According to the Corpmember,  his colleague, Michael had picked the lady  at about 6pm on August 12, 2012 at Fajuyi Area of Ado Ekiti to spend the night with him with the agreement to pay her N3,000 the second day

He further recounted that  disagreement ensued  immediately Michael took the lady home at about  8pm on that day because Michael  confessed that he could only offer the lady N2,000 .He said Michael’s action infuriated the lady and this forced her to the SARS Operatives  and reported the case to them by lying that he was abused sexually, even when no sex  took place  between them.

The ‘youth corper’ further explained that shortly after the lady left, some SARS operatives bombarded the premises at about 11pm, broke their doors and  unleashed beatings on the occupants.

Presently,  Anthony  is fast losing his sight , having  undergone  Eye surgery at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital, the bill he personally sponsored without any help from the police authority.

When contacted, the police image maker in the state, Mr Victor Babayemi told newsmen that the affected youth corper had actually wrote a petition to the state police commissioner over the incident.

The PPRO said the matter was under investigation, assuring that the police would swung into action as soon as the investigation is completed.


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