Aspiring musician and student of Ambrose Alli University , Ekpoma , Efosa Osayande , speaks on his recent encounter with some operatives of the Federal Special Anti -Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force, in this interview with ENIOLA AKINKUOTU
You made a social media post about your head being shaved by some FSARS operatives . Can you tell us how it happe ned ?
I was travelling in a commercial bus , on my way to school from Benin City last Friday , when some men of the Federal Special Anti – Robbery Squad halted my journey . I was travelling in company with my friend , Washington . One of the policemen looked into the vehicle and stared at the passengers . Immediately the policeman spotted us, he said he must shave our heads . He ordered the bus driver to park on one side of the road .
What were the other passengers doing when this was happening ?
Everyone was begging the policeman , but he did not listen . He raised his rifle, pointed it at us and threatened to shoot if we failed to keep quiet. He ordered Washington and I to get out of the vehicle and walk ahead of him .
The policeman told the driver to wait for us, promising that the shaving would be quick. As we were walking , another policeman told us to cross to the other side of the road and asked us to sit on the ground. He took a razor from a nearby tree and started to shave my friend ‘s head .
While this was going on , the bus driver walked up to a police patrol van and appealed to their leader to prevail on his men to stop . Although the latter asked his men to leave us alone, they refused . After shaving my friend ‘s head , they went on to shave mine , injuring my scalp in the process .
What kind of hairstyle d id you have?
My hair was just a little rough , but my friend wore dreadlocks .
What was the reason they gave for shaving your head?
They didn’ t give any reason. They just said they wanted to do it .
When exactly did this happen?
It happened on Friday , October 4 , 2019 , around 11 am.
Did you see the inscription on their patrol van ?
I didn’t get a clear view of the Read More
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