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A man, Muraimo Akintunde on Monday, narrated to the Ogun Judicial Panel of Investigation how he was thoroughly tortured by Special Anti-Robbery Squad Operatives.
Akintunde said he was arrested by SARS operatives on June 14, 2020 with the help of one Mr Seun Akinwande who had him reported and also paid the SARS operatives to have him tortured.
The victim disclosed that Seun Akinwande was his wife’s (boyfriend) and they have had altercations on phone over Akinwande lusting after his wife.
He said “The SARS operatives took me to their station at Magbon from Ayetoro where I live and they tortured me, they said I was a cultist and demanded where I kept my gun and where my gang was, and also proceeded to search my house and found nothing”.
“They tortured me till the point I was bleeding from the left side of my face and my left leg till I was going in and out of consciousness.
Akinwande said the SARS operatives wrote a statement for him and forced his thumb print on the statement.
“The SARS Operatives demanded for 300,000 naira bail which my sister and wife later negotiated to 100,000 naira, they released me not after they insisted I write an undertaken that I would not harm Mr Seun Akinwande which I did”.
“I thought I was going to die because I was bleeding seriously for a crime I did not know of”.
Mr Akintunde further said he wants justice for the injustice he went through at the hands of the SARS OPERATIVES, following the case being adjourned till January 20, 2021 for further hearing