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Police Brutality The IGP must see this! [Video]

Another case of police brutality has been recorded on video.

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Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase

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Every other day, men of the Nigeria Police Force keep disobeying the directives by the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, to be civil in dealing with members of the public. They take laws into their hands and dehumanize fellow citizens at will, with little or nothing done to stem the tide.

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This is another of such police brutality caught on video as sent in by a concerned citizen:

"Azeez Balogun was brutally assaulted by the men of the State S.A.R.S from Ejigbo police StationĀ  and Ikeja on Friday, February 12, for being falsely accused of mobbing and stealing five hundred thousand naira from his neighbor at their block of flats in Jakande Estate, Oke- Afa, Isolo.

It all started on the December 13, 2015, when Azeez Balogun's neighbor, named Adeyemi Mufutau Bello, parked his cars to hinder his (Azeez) family from moving their car for eight days.

All efforts were made to get Mr Adeyemi to move his cars but he refused. The case was later reported to the police after two days. When the policemen got to the site, all efforts to invite Mr Adeyemi was not fruitful as he resisted arrest.

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The men of the law asked the family of Azeez to be on the look out for Mr Adeyemi, hold him down when seen and call them (the police) which they did.

The same police man named Tayo, who brutally harassed Azeez Balogun, in the video came over to the site but helped Mr Adeyemi go free instead of inviting him to the station.

At about 12am, January 31, 2016, there was a knock on the door of the Balogun's family house with some men claiming to be police officers asking for the arrest of the boys in the house without any warrant but for security reasons, the door was not opened to them.

Azeez was on the February 12, washing his brother's car when some men, Mr Tayo whom Azeez Balogun claims to have seen with one Mr. Bello, the night before he was arrested, and Mr Taiwo Durojaiye (wearing the black hat in the video), dressed in the black anti-robbery squad uniform, walked up to him, asking him to identify himself which he did by telling them he is an upcoming artist (with the stage name Dragnet).

He was also asked the owner of the car. They arrested Azeez with handcuffs on his hands and legs, dragging him on the ground with no reason for the arrest and no warrant.

When they were being asked for their warrant, Mr Tayo replied by saying "Na warrant hard to issue? Can I not issue a warrant and back date it myself?"

Azeez Balogun was taken to the State S.A.R.S and was detained for one night. A witness, name witheld, told us that the I.P.O of the case who was Mr Taiwo Durojaiye, actually said to him that it would take a miracle for Azeez Balogun to be released on that February 12, and he (Mr Taiwo) made sure he did.

Azeez Balogun is a promising young boy just like every other victims of these barbaric act.

Something needs to be done. We can't continue like this. The I.G must do something about this. We need to stand for our right. Mr Tayo and Mr Taiwo Durojaiye must be sacked and put in jail for this inhuman act.

Please watch this Video and share it with friends. We pray you don't fall victim to these Black Demons."

Watch the video here.

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