A man was brutalized by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) after he refused to let them search his phone in a market in Oke Ira, Lagos.
“I know my rights” the man kept screaming as SARS demanded he unlocks his phone for them.
When he refused, one of the officers slapped him while the other hit him repeatedly with a piece of wood.
They also pushed him and refused to stop hitting him even after others in the market place mildly protested the brutality.
Watch the video below;
The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, once stated that;
“You are barred from searching handsets and laptops of innocent citizens, unless the search is directly linked to a case or directed by IGP or any person or persons he so delegated” in a warning to SARS officers across the country.