A FIFTY-SIX YEAR OLD BUS DRIVER LOST HIS SIGHT DUE TO THE BEATING HE RECEIVED FROM DISBANDED SARS
Written by miebaka ikiriko on January 25, 2021
A fifty-six year old bus driver, Nwokoro Nicholas has narrated how he lost his sight due to the beating he received from the operatives of the disbanded Special Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS for parking his bus close to a SARS vehicle on the premises of Olu-Obasanjo Police Division in 2019.
Nwokoro who appeared before the State Judiciary Commission of inquiry in Port Harcourt said the incident occurred when he went to take his sister-inlaw on bail at the Police station.
He told the panel that the crime he committed was because his bus was parked close to the SARS Vehicle at the Police Station pointing out that more than five police men pounced on him and as a result, he lost his sight in the incident.
According to him, he went to several hospitals in Port Harcourt and Akwa-Ibom State for the restoration of his sight but to no avail saying that things have become difficult for him since after the incident.
Nwokoro Nicholas therefore demanded the sum of eight million Naira from the Police as compensation to enable him continue his medical treatment in India.
Radio Rivers correspondent Francis Golden reports that members of the commission also inspected the property of victims of Police brutality