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Some SARS guys operating around GTB barnawa Kaduna would wear plain clothes and come in a tinted car without plate number. The moment you use the ATM or leave the bank premises, one of them will approach you, hold you by the belt and ask you to enter the car.
They'll ask to see your phone because they got information that you are involved with internet fraud. All these will happen in less than no time. They are so swift that people around will hardly notice anything unusual. They'll say they are taking you to the state headquarters
But will drive to an isolated place and rob you... if you are lucky!
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2/ It's less than 38 MONTHS to another election cycle and change of leadership baton in Nigeria. At the time of this THREAD (Monday, February 17, 2020), Nigerians, particularly, the youths, comprising a 51.1% of 84million Registered Voters, seem to be still sleeping.
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1. Someone tagged me to a tweet where a 'gun for hire' claimed PMB stopping his mercenary contract is the reason why there is unrest. Segun Awosanya aka segafraud @segalink decided to call my handle fraudulent. America & China have lots of fools but the intelligent, diligent &
2. smart people among them are not only many in number but properly positioned that their ideas, inventions etc with the help of government has turned those countries into the envy of the world. In our own case, You will have to see over 500 thousand idiots before you see a
3. single smart person, the reason why our development is stunted same way @segalink is stunted both in height & intelligence. Who is Segun Awosanya? This is a fraud who one minute claims to be an engineer, the next minute will pass himself off as a real estate investor, then
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ATT: @comradephils @segalink @MrFixNigeria @DrAhmadLawan @femigbaja @GovWike @jidesanwoolu @GovernorIkpeazu @AWTambuwal @dabiodunMFR @seyiamakinde @GboyegaOyetola
2/ Even with this current UNITARY Presidential system of government, the last time I peeped into the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), State Governors of Nigeria's 36 States, remain the Chief Security Officers of their respective States.
3/ If the State Governors are Chief Security Officers (CSOs) of their individual states, it then means their primary duty is to Secure their States, Protect and Safeguard the lives of properties of indigenes and other Nigerian citizens within their respective States.
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The level of impunity perpetrated by those criminals called SARS can't be curbed by @segalink alone. At this point, we all must agree that we need all hands on deck to fight this monsters.

There is a Need for a new Movement to #EndSARS .

The @PoliceNG and @NigeriaPolice should know that when the people is left with no more option than to take laws into their hands even the strongest force will be made to bow. Must the leadership open their eyes till we get to this level?
Why must people who are paid to protect us be the one to continually endanger our lives? Must we continue to live in fear because we are citizens? this impunity is taken too far and I repeat, we as citizens might be forced to fight for ourselves against this Monsters #TickTock
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Yesterday I was driving along Ketu-Ojota road then some SARS officers officers on seeing me wearing apple earpods and driving a nice car quickly saw me as some way for them to make some money.
On seeing me, one of about 10 of them ordered me to stop
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I was driving at about 80kph at the time but had to apply the brakes when I saw one of them cork his gun (who wants to die?). Then they ordered that I park at the side of the road, seeing them in their full regalia, I did. I guess they were looking for new year money.
One of them proceeded to calling me a fraudster without asking any questions, and I said "Sir, I stand to be corrected, I am not a fraudster". He said "By the time we finish searching you, you go stop all this your grammar".
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In the spirit of Education let me clarify. I have NO Govt affiliation however lawful in ALL my dealings business wise and across all advocacies associated with my name. What the Wiki link referred to was the adhoc Presidential panel that deployed our joint stopgap to the ills.
What actually happened was that a threshold was reached and at that watershed moment, police got tired of playing defensive & realized the devastating effect of our next move on the advocacy based on the revelation made to them at a critical meeting with the leaders.
This meeting was held behind the curtains at the International Youth Day (Safe spaces for youth 2018) held at the Music Centre as organized jointly by @koredebello & @SIAF_NG with all stakeholders including senior officers of the Police.
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I never saw myself as a victim of SARS brutality till Yesterday, i have a swollen face from the instant attack of 3 SARS officials , my physic was a threat to them as they kept ranting “you think say you get muscle abi, we go shoot you throwway your body for river” #EndSARS
I was Forcefully dragged out of my car and put in cuffs before I could know my offense , they kept calling me a yahoo boy , a thief , a criminal and a ritualist , I used to think you needed to commit a criminal offense to be treated so but seems things are different.
They threw me into their vehicle and it was the last time I could hear properly even till now as I’m typing this , they kept raining slaps on me asking me how much I had ,they requested 300k or they shoot me , December 21st sir! Please shoot me I said , next thing was another hit
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SARS is the most unprofessional team of the Nigerian police.
Here's my experience as a Nigerian Soldier.
Earlier this year the commercial bus I boarded in Enugu along 9th mile area was stopped by SARS operatives mounting an illegal check point. thread #EndSARS
They requested money from the driver and the guy said he's just starting business, I was on civil dress because I'm on pass, the operatives ordered everyone to come down, they started searching people's phone, I went up to the one that's supposed to be their boss #EndSARS
I went up their boss & identified myself as a soldier on pass from north East, he said "And So?", I went further & said I'm in a hurry that he should please release Dis driver, he got upset and threatened to Shot me, he said he'll frame me that I wanted to disarm him #EndSARS
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My Uber just got pulled over by SARS officials. It was f@*king scary! 5 criminal-looking, thug-like individuals in an unmarked commercial bus (danfo). Searched the 2 of the 3 phones I was with, asked me to log in to my laptop (I politely asked "Why?") #EndSARS #StopRobbingUs

Location is Igbo Efon junction on Lekki - Epe Expressway heading east towards Chevron. Broad daylight, traffic light turns red, driver stops, there's only 1 car ahead of us, danfo pulls up right beside me (on the right), and these men surround the doors of the Toyota Corolla

I'm seated in the back seat, earphones in my ears on a video call with people from different cities across the world. After insisting & nearly pulling a gun on him, driver rolls down his windows, unlocks the doors, and 2 of the men jump into the car, 1 in front, 1 beside me

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...I didn't know what to what to do, I couldn't trust the justice system for it had failed many before me. I had given up hope, and I knew I wasn't the only one.
But this was my personal battle, I would do this alone.
I would avenge Daniel.
He had been shot by men of the SPECIAL ANTI ROBBERY SQUAD with trial, without a formal court hearing. They had appointed themselves judge and jury, and my brother had been cut down in his prime. He was never given a chance to be heard.
The video went viral.. The men were rounded up, but they were eventually set free by the DPP, the case was struck out, my brother's death had been in vain, and the world had moved on. Nobody cared about this injustice.
If the law could not avenge my brother's dear, I would do it.
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Here is the story of Timothy Kolawole who was indiscriminately arrested by the Police a day after there was a cult clash. He didn’t have any money to bail himself & eventually had to spend 5 months in prison before Flemer’s intervention and his eventual release. THREAD

Name of inmate: Timothy Kolawole

Gender: Male

Duration in jail: 5 months

Alleged offence: Arson, attempted murder, conspiracy and causing of bodily harm. #FreedomWithFlemer
Timothy Kolawole, finished high school and whilst waiting for admission into a tertiary institution decided to enroll as an apprentice under a Systems Repair Engineer in Ogun State.
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As I left the police Station this night. I was confused where exactly to go.. I checked my pocket and I didn't have enough to transport myself home.. I have been robbed and tortured by those who were supposed to defend me. Over here the police isn't your friend broo.

It was like any other day, and started with me on my way home from my friend @naijatechguy place. I boarded a motorcycle and just before I got to my stop, some police van barricaded my motorcycle. Aloof of what was going on, I noticed my bike man turning his bike round...
turning his bike round to make a run. Perplexed with what was happening, why is this bike man running, is he a criminal? The police threatened to shoot and fear gripped me and I joined in begging the bike man to pls stop. I don't want to get shot for a reason I might never know.
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SARS officers in Edo State are mounting roadblocks and harassing road users under the guise of recovering stolen vehicles. Is this what Special units are deployed for? What is the work of the @PoliceNG? I asked them if there’s any report of a stolen vehicle in the area...
...that matched the description of the vehicle of the driver they were harassing but they allege I was teaching them their job. I asked if their job entails hanging about and indiscriminately accusing road users of theft of their vehicles? One of them said that’s what they do.
To put this in the right perspective. Nigeria’s SWAT team is hanging around on the highway seeking whom to victimize despite not having any distress call they are responding to. This explains the tales of woe of commuters in that state due to extortion & abduction of the innocent
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Police harassment, assault and extortion
On the 8th of October, 2019, I boarded GIGM bus with vehicle registration number AGB197Z rom Abuja to Enugu with my mum and siblings. On getting to the boundary between Benue and Enugu( udenu before obolloafor from Benue),
around 4-5pm, we were stopped at a "stop and search" check point by the men of the Nigerian police force with vehicle number NPF7747C. The officer asked the driver to park and asked me to come down, which I obeyed and asked me "what do I do" and I explained to him that I'm
applying for my master degree while looking for job as well. He then searched me and found my phones (Samsung and iPhone 5) and wallet which he asked me to opened and found money and my "non citizen ID card" that I did while schooling in Ghana. He went on to search my
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He hit my car, beat me to stupor, shot at me but missed, vandalised my car, arrested me & left with car key.

@OmoGbajaBiamila @Omojuwa @segalink

Yesterday night (October 5, 2019) around 8:30pm, I was driving alongside a colleague into Calabar from Ogoja.

We both work for a Pharmaceutical company & we're returning from official duties to supply drugs to a hospital with urgent need. 

As we approached 8miles in Calabar, I was driving slowly on the lane close to culvert, I had almost overtook a black fully tinted Toyota Camry (2010-muscle), when I noticed that he was swerving towards me.
So I had to press my horn to draw his attention so as to avoid an accident
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Hello faux friend @PoliceNG.

What's the idea behind asking cyber criminals to hold laptops when paraded. This stupid act is what fuels the psychology of your illiterate thugs you call police men go harrass legitimate youths who use the laptop to make a honest living.
We know your police officers who harrass legitimate tech guys aren't even interested in arresting cyber criminals when you see them.

What we see them do is collect money to turn a blind eye. I've seen this in ibadan, Akure and ondo.
Who even knows if all the guys in these pictures really are cyber criminals. You hit and bully innocent citizens at gun point to even admit they are criminals. At certain. Points you even take their phone and plant evidences into their phones.
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So I thought I wouldn't do this but after seeing how promptly @toniastro_ issues with SARS operatives is being handled, I thought not to die in silence and voice out my ordeals with them.
A thread.
On the 23rd of August, just last month, it was a friday. I have just secured a job with Ofood and I planned on going back to my place in Oshogbo to pack some of my clothes and stuffs so I can fully resume work.
I got to Ojota, highlighted from the Danfo I took from Onipan and just as I was about entering the park, a Sienna car parked right in my front and a policeman dressed in mofty held me and asked me if I didn't hear him calling me. I said I didn't hear him and the other one dressed
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Now that we are back to #EndSARS once again, I think today is a perfect time to put this out there.

My egbon @GbemiFizzy encountered these men of the @PoliceNG from Ogudu station & the following ensued.

Watch the video carefully & I will tell you the back story!

@gbemifizzy @PoliceNG Check the time stamp on the video above and you'll see that this happened yesterday and it was all caught on @GbemiFizzy's dashcam.

Thank God for him. He used his influence to save some young boys from the snare of Ogudu police officers. #EndSARS
@gbemifizzy @PoliceNG This happened around toll-gate (7up area) in Lagos.

The young men were heading to Lekki, when the blue Police bus started driving erratically, overtook the Camry and stopped abruptly to corner the car from moving further.

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Thanks @AHL_ng for creating the opportunity to discuss tropical issues.
I've been given the daunting task of evaluating the 20th century Nigerian youth. The problem is, I’m also a youth and I haven’t been this age before, and as such I can’t evaluate.
I’ll like to discuss my experiences as a 20th century Nigerian youth. The traits I appear to share with a large number of fellow youths which impacts on socioeconomic growth whether we notice I or not.
@AHL_ng @Sammozbi
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@AbdulMahmud01 & his followers are celebrating deaths of policemen who served meritoriously, killed by soldiers, like they deserved to die for our bad policemen. U wont know how emotionally harmful Nigerians are bcos we're good at selectively faking sympathy.
Contrary to assumptions that lack of coordination may have been a reason for the ugly incident in Taraba; without fear of contradictions, let me state there's been a solid coordination between @PoliceNG & @HQNigerianArmy since kidnapping attained national spread, in over 10yrs.
Even in the thick of Boko haram siege and confusion across Yobe, Borno and Adamawa, this size of inter-agency massacre didn't happen. Whatever happened in Taraba was a deliberate execution to set the Millionaire kidnapper free. QED!
It is naive to think otherwise, until proven.
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So a couple of police officers have been roving around Surulere today, picking up people and extorting them. They picked me up, took my phones and laptop, went through them and found nothing. Yet they kept insisting that I'm a criminal.
They saw an album art for an Avenged Sevenfold (a rock band) album on my phone and said that it's a cult I belong to and it's my cult's logo and that they've been arresting people from my non-existent cult. They saw a picture of a white girl imon my Instagram timeline and
insisted that she must be someone I'm defrauding and asking me how I know her and how much I collected from her.

They went through my phone gallery and were claiming that all the screenshots and pictures in my whatsapp media folder were evidence and they were going tk lock me up
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Dear Distinguished Ezemmou @DrJoeAbah let me start by saying apology accepted and I wasn’t a bit offended nor took the exchanges to heart. You & I have done a lot together over the years and in your magnanimity you have taken a ‘No One’ like me seriously enough to engage.
To this extent you can do no wrong in my eyes as our actions will no doubt affect millions should we lose sight of the purpose of our collaboration. As we grow, there are certain things that will die to our attention thus tweets of certain characters make no meaning to me.
I also hardly get distracted by banters but because you were the one responding I tried to add my perspective not because I was against your position which has always been mine. I felt the need to present another perspective to the citizen you were engaging who felt dissatisfied.
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4th July, 2019.
Emeka (13) & his Brother Ejike (16) were arrested in their home by the Police for participating in a fight with their peers. When they were charged to Court, their ages had increased to 18 & 20 respectively, while the charges read “Armed Robbery & Assault”. THREAD

A few weeks ago, we shared the story of Rosemary who was wrongly imprisoned on charges of impersonation. A follower here on Twitter saw that post and contacted us with regards to this case we are about to share.
This is a very unfortunate case that lends an insight into the inhumane act of framing people for crimes they did not commit. It also beams some light on the indiscriminate incarceration of Citizens without due investigation, even when they are minors.
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