Police re-arrest Delta man whose video led to #EndSARS
The Delta State Police command has re-arrested Nicholas Makolomi, who allegedly made video of SARS capturing a boy in Ugheli, Delta State, which led to the #EndSARS protests throughout the nation.
Makolomi’s consel, Ekenemolise Osifo, raised alarm on Tuesday in Asaba, noting that Federal Excessive Court docket had dominated in opposition to Makolomi preliminary arrest and detention.
Osifo described his re-arrest as a gross violation of the rule of regulation.
He mentioned, “Prince Nicholas Makolomi truly recorded an injustice being perpetuated and like what each proper considering Nigerian citizen would do, uploaded it to deliver the eye of the general public to police brutality.
“Contemplating the current insecurities and lawlessness within the nation, the baseless and unjustified act by the police to cowl their inefficiency is an pointless distraction and mediocre as a substitute of going through the precise subject and fact is completely disgraceful and unwarranted.
“What aggravated the police to the re-arrest him was the truth that Makolomi introduced the eye of the police to a different act of illegal extortion performed by one SP Sunday Nwaja who requested for N500,000 to grant him smooth touchdown.
“To cowl up for his or her lack of self-discipline to analyze the extortion subject, the police cunningly withdrew the pending matter from the courtroom and re-arrested him.
“We wish his unconditional launch and the stoppage of additional harassment of Prince Nicholas Makolomi . The police ought to respect and resolution of the Federal Excessive Court docket ruling in Asaba on November 24, 2020, which declared his earlier arrest and detention unlawful.”
Osifo mentioned the sufferer had been taken to an undisclosed location and never allowed entry to his treatment being a power ulcer and asthmatic affected person.
Efforts made by our correspondent to achieve the Commissioner of Police within the state , Hafiz Inuwa failed as calls put throughout to his cellphone weren’t picked.
However the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, mentioned, “That’s what I heard, however I’m not conscious, as I communicate to you now, I’m in Enugu for PPRO workshop.”
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