Police Harassed and Confiscated Generators belonging to Citizens of Akwa Ibom
The attitude of the Nigerian Police force towards Nigerian citizens, specially during this period of Covid-19 pandemic is getting out of hand. There have been news of police harassing citizens in different parts of the country. During the total lockdown. Ogun police molested a woman who went out to buy drogs for her sick child.
The event of this night at Abak town, one of the local government areas of Akwa Ibomb State appeared very disheartening. The Abak police on patrol suddenly clamp down on one of the ajuede news editors, Mr. Godstime.
According to eye witnesses who affirmed that the seizure of the editor's light generating plant was cruel, the editor was not selling by that time, he always stays inside to do his works in his laptop. One of the witnesses, Edidiong Joel affirmed thus,
"I spotted the tall man who ordered his colleagues to pick up the generator. He was one of the police men who boggled Godstime some years back. I suspect that his action today has been guided by his acrimony over the resistant of Godstime from being arrested the other day.
The attitude of the rest of the officers was quite expressive about the mans action. He ordered them to carry the gen, but nobody did. They were all reluctant because his actions towards Godstime in particular showed no regard".
Other witnesses also pointed to over six shops who had their lights on by that time, on the other street (Hospital Road). The worst was the nextdoor neighbour whose generator was still on during this operation. There is no reason justifiable for which the police should seize the generator, seeing that he had his shop closed during the operation.
Mr. Godstime made known to ajuede through mail that Nigerian police impounded his generator set and obstructed his editorial job for Friday, 26th June news.
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