In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 27th, September, 2020

‘I Was Kidnapped With Bizzle Osikoya’

'I Was Kidnapped With Bizzle Osikoya'

SARS brutality

The woman

Police authorities have sought to research the case of a girl who alleged that she was kidnapped by operatives of the Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS) in Lagos.

On Saturday, the girl, who narrated her ordeal through Twitter, claimed they had been whisked away by seven armed males alongside Bizzle Osikoya, a music advisor and co-founder of ThePlug .

The woman stated the incident, which occurred within the Lekki space of the state, additionally concerned a feminine buddy of hers whom she merely recognized as Lamide.

She stated the operative had accosted them with out figuring out themselves as policemen, thereafter accused them of possessing unlawful medicine, and later demanded that they go to the ATM for cash.

“We had been kidnapped by SARS. They blocked the highway all of a sudden. About seven males wearing black got here out with weapons. I’m considering we’re being robbed!! However no, it was Nigerian police,”
she wrote.

“They take our telephones and baggage. Bizzle is asking what is that this? Who’re you? No solutions, simply shouting. I’m telling Lamide, ‘please be calm’ (she’s in tears and panicking).

“I had no concept if we had been being robbed or kidnapped. Lamide and I had been put in a automobile; Bizzle is in his with four of them. Now, they’re taking us to God is aware of the place of their automobile with large GUNS.

“They’re talking Yoruba to one another. I’m right here attempting to speak to them, asking questions.

“Lamide is scared asf (I’m much less scared now simply attempting to be courageous for us to. She was in no thoughts body to do the speaking). The man is telling his companion that he’ll spray us with tear gasoline.

“And that we’ve got weed and medicines on us. (We didn’t have something on us. Lamide is a bit gone, Bizzle doesn’t drink or smoke, I’m utterly sober). That’s after I realized they had been police.

“I assumed armed robbers wouldn’t threaten with tear gasoline. Now my worry is that they may plant issues in my bag. In speaking to them in Yoruba asking the place we’re heading to, let’s discuss.”

Recounting how they acquired out of the state of affairs, the girl stated Bizzle, who was their solely male companion, began screaming from the car wherein he rode with 4 of the boys.

She stated his screams attracted the eye of pedestrians and commuters and a crowd started to assemble earlier than their confiscated gadgets had been returned and so they had been launched.

“Bizzle’s automobile is behind as driving. All of a sudden Bizzle jumps out screaming( the place are my sisters, who’re you). He’s making a scene, which appeared like what to do at that second,”
she continued.

“However that went south quick. They had been throughout him able to put him in handcuffs and shoot. So I begin speaking for us three now. Able to pay our method out. I used to be talking telling them issues about me.

“…that pay attention I’ve a gathering at eight am if I don’t make it, individuals will search for me. Telling all types of lies, I work in safety. That form of acquired their consideration.

“The scene Bizzle triggered drew a whole lot of consideration from uniform carrying law enforcement officials and other people driving by. They cease as effectively. FYI, Lamide and I are nonetheless of their automobile far forward of this crowd.

“I acquired by to 1. He’s asking for cash. I used to be able to pay all I needed to simply get us out of this. Lamide continues to be in panic and tears. At this level, I used to be extra pissed off than fearful or scared now.

“I simply needed to be handled with respect and my rights. Bizzle is shouting that is illegal. He nonetheless doesn’t know the place we’re nonetheless. We get down out of the automobile. I had gotten by to 1.

“Talking Yoruba, the policeman is telling me why didn’t we speak about cost! He asks for money or ought to we go to an ATM: Nigerian Police. I’m saying OGA we thought you had been robbers.

“He will get offended I stated that ( I’m like which police put individuals in unknown automobiles, drives them to God is aware of the place with out their belongings) and we’re in NIGERIA ABEG.

“Bizzle sees us, nonetheless screaming they kidnapped them to everybody. From nowhere, one provides us our telephones and bag and say we’re fortunate. Individuals are round us checking if we’re okay.

“They allow us to go reluctantly and indignant they didn’t get something from us. Bizzle nonetheless not pleased with all this. He’s fuming. Lamide continues to be scared. Anyway, we at the moment are in our automobile. Driving away!

“A uniformed officer tells us to thank God, that they kill recklessly. We’re fortunate we made it out.”

‘They stated nobody will save me subsequent time’ — Bizzle confirms SARS ordeal

Taking to his verified Twitter deal with, Bizzle, who’s a music expertise developer, stated the boys had threatened he gained’t be fortunate to get away when subsequent they meet him.

“SARS arrested somebody in Vi and took him to their base in Egbeda. Like WTF!!! They tried it with me, needed to take me from Lekki to Lere, thank God for AkoNaUche,”
he wrote in a publish.

“I jumped out after they acquired to a police checkpoint in Lekki and began screaming Kidnappers. How can police be telling me You escape right this moment, we go jam one other day and no person go prevent.”

In response to their account, the Nigerian police grievance useful resource unit (CRU) demanded that the specifics of the incident be offered in direction of following up with an investigation of the claims.

“Make resolving your complaints simpler @PoliceNG_CRU Present full particulars of prevalence; When, The place, What, How, Who, Whom. #BailisFree,” it wrote whereas quoting the girl’s thread.

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