A corps member identified by his Facebook name Genesis Newsbreed has cried out after he was allegedly brutalised by policemen in Katsina state.
The young man who shared the terrible story on Facebook is demanding justice for the wrong done to him.
According to him, the policemen assaulted him and locked him in a mosquito infested cell for no reason. He also noted that they arrested about thirty people including him.
He explained that the incident occurred on Friday, November 10, on his way home from his church with other members.
The corps member revealed that many of them were discussing with their pastor when the police officers came and pulled him by his belt.
It was gathered that the corps members tried to explain to the officers that they were members of the youth service just leaving church but they failed to listen to reason.
Newsbreed further added that he and others were loaded unto the police pickup truck and taken to the station where they were stuffed in a mosquito infested cell.
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“Is this the NYSC Katsina I dreamt of?
I never stole
I never fought or quarrelled with anyone.
We had just closed from Friday church service around 7:50pm, some were having some discussions with the pastor on our way home. Before we knew it, someone gripped me and another by our waist belts. It’s the police.
We tried to explain, “we’re corpers!” “we just left the church now!” Instead of listening to us, another came, gave us hot slaps and forced us to enter their pickup. Our pastor tried to get attention to explain we were together, they whipped him with ‘koboko’ ryt in our presence.
About 30 of us were taken to the police station. I identified myself with every I.D card I had. But nevertheless we were thrown into a stinking, cold, mosquito-infested cell room to sleep on bare floor.
About 14hrs later (d next day). I became worried and agitated, I begged them to make phone call. They refused. So I requested that my offences be read to me because I was already in a cell for hours. I told them I have a right to a phone call and to know my offence.
The next thing is that they brought out and used baton to brutalize my knees and ankles while the other was slapping me.
I have never had a police case and I’m suffering this much for serving this country.”
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