An operative of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) has been accused of shattering the left foot of an Ogun state civil servant with bullet.
Ola Hameed, a Physics teacher in Ogun, has cried out for justice, saying that the operative was among a team of SARS officials attacked by some residents in the Ibara, Abeokuta area of the state, after a man was brutalised for videoing a brawl involving the cops, Punch reports.
He alleged that the angry policemen opened fire on people, adding that commuters and traders alike fled the area to avoid being hit by stray bullets.
Hameed said during the course of the event one of the policemen accosted him and accused him of being among the mob. Despite his denial to the allegation, the cop still fired him at his leg.
Publishing his ordeal on his social media page, including pictures of his shot leg, the victim said the police authorities had refused to investigate the incident or arrest the policeman.
He said, “My ordeal in the hands of the Federal SARS men happened on June 12, 2018. A fight erupted from an argument between a man and a FSARS team stationed under the Ibara Bridge, Abeokuta.
“The incident, which lasted for hours, drew the attention of many passersby and okada riders. At a point, one of the SARS officers spotted a guy among the crowd taking a video coverage of the incident. He approached the guy and started beating him up.
“The disgruntled crowd got angry and started throwing stones at the SARS operatives. The next thing we heard was that they (FSARS) opened fire, shooting continuously. They aimed at people with the intention to kill.
“Though some people were miles away from the scene of the incident, we all took to our heels, running for our lives because of stray bullets.
“One of them (cops) accosted me. I told him that I did not have anything to do with the stoning. I was saying that and moving away from him. He said, ‘I will spoil your leg,’ and the next I heard was a gunshot.”