A video of a young Nigerian man being beaten by police officers while on his way to visit his mom in Sapele, Delta state has gone viral on social media.
The video which was shared by the victim’s brother, shows some police officers physically assaulting the young man and one of the officers who was armed could be seen beating him on his legs while shouting “you must obey me.”
The victim’s older brother, Nick Ben, shared the video on his social media page where he claimed his brother didn’t commit any offence, he only went to buy some things for his mother and was on his way to visit her on an okada, when the police officers stopped his bike and demanded to search the goods he bought.
He added that despite finding nothing incriminating, one of the police officers who was drunk demanded that he entered the van which he refused, saying he hadn’t done anything. Following his resistance, he was physically assaulted by the police until some people intervened and saved him but he was left with some injuries.
He shared the video with caption; “Police brutality must end in Nigeria, we need justice”
Watch video below.
Nigerian man beaten while on his way to visit his mother in Sapele, Delta state. pic.twitter.com/ceuRtLkC9M
— Laila Ijeoma | Lailasnews.com (@LailaIjeoma) March 22, 2020