Nigerian man yesterday took to Twitter to narrate how men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS extorted N10,500 from him because he wore ripped jeans and top.
According to the man with the handle @FP_Olamide, arrested in Ibadan on his way to work because police officers found an in built app(Hangout) on his phone.
#EndSARS I was arrested in Ibadan yesterday on my way to work coz police officers found an in built app(Hangout) on my phone, I refused to pay until your officers threatened to Lock me up.. I eventually paid N10,500! @YomiShogunle @PoliceNG @PoliceNG_PCRRU pic.twitter.com/IzNKz51jw4
— FASHAKING (@Pelumi_FP) June 13, 2018
They didn’t allow me to call anyone and I was ready to battle it out with them until I was taken to one of their wretched stations where they were gonna lock me up with some dreadful looking guys! I feared for my health and safety and just had to pay them!
I was smiling all through this duel, even soliciting on behalf of others. Until they popped up with: Alaye wetin you dey use hangout do? I was surprised coz this app has been there for ages and I dont use it. Las las they told me to pay N100,000 I bursted into laughter coz I thought it was all a joke.. Until I got to station and they asked me to pay 10k las price, for goods I didnt buy! I sha paid and left.. I dont wanna be exposed to danger from these guys in case this escalates and is taken up.
It was a public holiday we were not gonna open to customers, just some in-house activities, and I decided to turn up to work in a ripped jean and sweat shirt little did I know I’d pay 10.5k just for looking good.