Mavin’s act, Dr Sid was harassed today by SARS officers who mistook him for a “yahoo boy”. The singer whose phone was seized, was reportedly saved from physical assault by the timely intervention of label mate, Reekado Banks and comedian Basketmouth.
An Instagram user, Laide who witnessed the incident wrote;
“Sars operatives stopped a random vehicle on freedom way, Lekki Phase 1, thinking the driver was a yahoo boy.
After routine check , they found nothing implicating , and resorted to seizing the phone of the driver. Little did they they know , that this person is Dr Sid. They insulted and attempted to assault him physically.
Thanks to ReekadoBanks and K-Solo , who were there, before @basket_mouth who was driving by saw them and stopped to know what was wrong. Then ,it dawned on the SARS operatives that these guys were not their “yahoo boy customer” Ise baje
That’s how Dr Sid vex too and started to call. Just imagine that it was an “ordinary ” civilian that was harassed today , baba for don dey cell now.”
— Abeke Olamide (@AbekeOlamide) April 18, 2018
Recall that before now, there has been an #endsars campaign on social media, which was expected to scrap and end the deployment of Nigeria Police of Nigeria Police Force Special Anti-Robbery Squad, popularly known as SARS.
Following the viral trend, Nigerians shared stories of how the SARS engaged in unlawful arrest, high-handedness, humiliation, detention and extortion. A petition signed by 10,195 people was also submitted to Nigeria’s National Assembly calling for scrapping of SARS.
Few months ago, three policemen were dismissed from the Police force after extorting money from a citizen, who they said was a yahoo boy. A statement by Assistant Commissioner Of Police of the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) in Abuja, Abayomi Shogunle, said the dismissal followed an internal trial at which the men were found guilty, under the Police Act, of corrupt practices and discreditable conduct.