Retired Deputy Superintendent Of Police Demands Compensation From Police For SARS’ Torture, Nephew’s Killing

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A petitioner, Mr Mamman Danladi, who is also a retired Deputy Superintendent of Police, is demanding compensation from the Nigerian Police Force for allegedly torturing his nephew to death.

Mr Danladi told the Independent Investigative Panel on allegations of human rights violations by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigerian Police on Monday that his nephew was extra-judicially killed over alleged theft.

In his testimony before the Justice Suleiman Galadima led panel, Danladi, a retired  Deputy Superintendent of Police said that on 10th January 2007 at about 10 am, his 25year old nephew Kenneth Yusuf was arrested by the police on the allegation that he stole 2 bags of cement.

According to Danladi, he emphasized that ; “Kenneth was hale and hearty when he was handcuffed and forcefully taken away to the police station in Jikwoyi, At the police station, he was severely beaten by five policemen, while he was being interrogated and was later locked up in a cell”.

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Continuing his narration, he said on the 11th January 2007, the policemen continued with their torture till Kenneth lost consciousness.

According to the retired police officer, he got the information from Kenneth’s friends; Felix Dabo and Peter Orji who were present when the deceased was subjected to cruel and inhumane degrading treatment by the policemen.

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