Another petitioner, Ndukwe Ekekwe has narrated his ordeal in the hands of operatives of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Speaking on Tuesday before the Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution set up by the Lagos State Government to investigate the brutality and inhumane operations of the defunct police unit, Ekekwe said he was randomly arrested without any valid reason, beaten up and then transferred to SARS office in Ikeja on February 16, 2018.
Ekekwe also revealed that he was stabbed at different parts of his body by the officers, and later taken to his shop at Alaba where they broke in and started auctioning his products.
Thereafter, as he started shouting for help, he said the officers took him up a two-story building and threw him down – an incident which caused him to break his spine. Although he survived the incident, Ekekwe is now confined to a wheelchair.
He told the panel that he would like to be compensated, as he also lost goods worth N15million. The panel is expected to ensure justice for the various victims that have been affected by police brutality.