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SARS officials brutalize man for refusing a phone check in Edo

A man was left bloodied, on Thursday, after he was hit with a gun for refusing a phone check in Benin, Edo State.

Narrating what happened, an eyewitness wrote:

"This happened on Thursday,  between 10am and 10.46am on Giwa Amu road in GRA, Benin.

These policemen wearing black T shirts (pictured), stopped a taxi driver for driving one way.

According to the driver, he said as soon has he stopped, he apologized to the officers and then he said they asked all the passengers to get out of the car and they asked one of the passengers where he works and also asked him to hand his phone over to them, but he refused.

He was then accused of being a cultist and that was why he didn't want to hand his phone over.

At this point they tried to force him into another car.

He again refused and he was hit with a gun, which led to massive bleeding. .

Alot of us tried to know what station they were from or get a badge number or name  but all to no avail.

I was lucky to have taken this pix and also able to capture at least 2 of the officers while the other one tried as much as he could to avoid those who had phones with them.

A good Samaritan ended up taking the guy for treatment."

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