Renowned social media comedian, Mr Macaroni, has narrated how he was ill-treated and threatened by the police after they arrested him at the #EndSARS protest ground in 2020.
The police arrested Mr Macaroni alongside other protesters for defiling Lagos State government’s order against the protest that was held to kick against the re-opening of Lekki Tollgate.
The comic actor took to his official twitter page to narrate the ordeal he faced in the hands of the police officers that arrested him. He claimed one officer said he would have killed him if he wasn’t a popular figure.
He said; “Every day, there is always one Negative report or the other about the Nigerian Police. The Police have turned themselves to criminals. Robbing us, oppressing us, and doing everything in their power to make life miserable for the Average Nigerian.
“Majority of your officers are just there to steal, rob, harass, brutalize and oppress the people. We see it happen every day. You swore an oath to protect. Yet you kill and destroy. Zero conscience!
“When I was at Adeniji police station, the police officers took turns to beat me up. They were even calling themselves to come and beat ‘Mr Macaroni’.
“They said in my life when next I hear police, I will run! One said if not that people would ask about me, he would have killed me.
“That very day, I swore never to stop using my platform to call out the evil that the Police do. If they can do that to someone people know, imagine what they do to hundreds of thousands of unknown Nigerians. We are in court, though. We filed since last month. Aluta Continua.
“Interesting to see some government officials and supporters talk about Love and Compassion. Same people mocked me when the police brutalized me. They enjoyed my torture. They believe I am their enemy, and so I deserve every hate and cruelty that I get. History will judge us all”.
Mr Macaroni and other arrested protesters were granted N100,000 bail each and charged to court for flouting the COVID-19 protocol on public gatherings and breaking an order not to protest.