A Nigerian singer identified on Instagram as @shinx_fatcat, in a new Instagram post alleged that he fell off a bridge due to SARS harassment.
The singer who wrote from the hospital he is being treated in, disclosed that the incident occurred at Cele bridge in Lagos. He also added that something needs to be done about the SARS harassment, as we now need protection from those who are meant to protect us.
something needs to be done about this SARS issue. My nigga was held at Gunpoint today by a SARS official on top of cele bridge and was told to Jump off the bridge by the official 😭😭😭😭. What TF is this country turning into. We need protection from the people that are supposed to protect us. Something need to be done about this
Few months ago, Nigerian singer Sidney Esiri a.k.a Dr Sid was also `ruffled’ by Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) operatives in Lagos. The SARS operatives who mistook the singer for a ‘Yahoo boy’ seized his phone, intimidated and harassed him.
However the intervention of label mate, Reekado Banks and comedian Basket mouth, salvaged the incident. According to the reports, an eyewitness identified as Laide, wrote on Twitter;
“SARS operatives stopped a random vehicle on freedom way, Lekki Phase 1, thinking the driver was a yahoo boy.
“After routine check, they found nothing implicating, and resorted to seizing the phone of the driver. Little did they know that this person is Dr Sid.
“They insulted and attempted to assault him physically.
“Thanks to ReekadoBanks and K-Solo, who were there, before basket mouth @basket_mouth who was driving by saw them and stopped to know what was wrong.
Then, it dawned on the SARS operatives that these guys were not their “yahoo boy customer.”
The #EndSARS campaign which went viral late last year, called for the scrapping of the SARS due to their high-handedness, intimidation, unwarranted arrests and allegations of murder.