A popular Imo-based comedian known as Cruise_With_Joe, has accused Nigerian Police officers on Wednesday night duty of brutalizing him.
According to the entertainer, the incident happened around 9:30pm on 26th October 2022 along Okigwe road, close to Government Secondary School.
He wrote on his Facebook page, “IMO STATE IS NOT SAFE”.
According to him, he was assaulted by a Police officer named Ifeanyi for not unlocking his phone.
He stated, “So if I died this night, nothing will be done because there was no VIDEO EVIDENCE 😳 so this is how people die and they will tag them criminal? Be careful oh! NO ONE IS SAFE! POLICE BRUTALITY IS REAL!
WOW WHAT A STATE!
Just a brief; A fair officer in their team stopped my car for a search , he didn’t search, he asked for car papers and we gave him, while he was checking the car papers he heard MR IFEANYI interrogating (almost getting physical) a uniform man he perceived to be fake military, loudly. The officer attending to us called MR IFEANYI to leave the man and search us, when he came to us, he asked for my phone , I locked my screen and handed the phone over to him, he asked me to unlock it and I refused, I got a slap for that, he beat me until I started to defend myself. IFEANYI SAID HE WOULD KILL ME AND NOTHING WILL HAPPEN. He tried to pull me to a dark bushy part of the road but I refused. While this was going on, the fair officer was equally beating me but my focus was mr ifeanyi. Seeing that I refused to be intimidated, his team members calmed the tense, ensured the incident was not recorded and freed me to go.
Up till now, all I’m getting is that I have no proof that I was beaten up, meaning that my bruises are not enough.
Imo state is not safe for even innocent citizens.
Be safe out there.”