Nigerians Demand Rivers CP’s Resignation Over Artisan Tortured By SARS


Some Nigerians have called for the resignation of the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Police Command, Ahmad Zaki, for failing to produce operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad who allegedly tortured an artisan, Lucky Joseph.

Joseph was allegedly tortured close to his residence in the Choba Extension, Obio Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

A video showing three SARS operatives beating up the mechanic had gone viral on the Internet last Thursday.

While one slammed him repeatedly with a cutlass, another was seen opening a tear gas canister in his face; the third official held him down.

The victim’s trousers were pulled down, exposing his private parts.

The assault went on until two men intervened towards the end of the one minute video.

Joseph later told PUNCH Metro that some residents contributed N30,000 which they paid the operatives before he was released.

In response to a poll by The PUNCH on some social media platforms, Nigerians were unanimous that the state CP should resign if he could not bring the erring policemen to book.