Members of the Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS), on Thursday evening, January 30, has allegedly brutalized the Director General of Ekiti State Art and Culture, Wale Ojo-Lanre in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
Wale Ojo Lanre, a former Nigerian Tribune Newspaper’s Tourism Editor and former two-term Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalist, Oyo state council, has been hospitalized after SARS officer hit him with a heavy object in Ado Ekiti.
According to the governor’s aide who narrated his experience to newsmen, saying he was going home from the office.
Wale Ojo- Lanre said, ”I was on my way home when I saw some officers on the road, one of them who who was in the front row checked me and ask me to go but as I was about moving another officer flagged me down.
“As I was about to park properly, the officer just hit me with an heavy object and I passes out.
“It took the intervention of my Personal Assistant and other sympathizers to restore me and thereafter I was taken to the nearest hospital.
“Though I was discharged last night (Friday), in Ado Ekiti with the hope that I will be better, reverse was the case as I woke up the next day with a terrific chest pain, I had to travel to Ibadan, Oyo State to see my personal doctor.
Wale Ojo lanre, also a former aide to Ex-governor Segun Oni, described the incident as unfortunate saying the officer could have ended up killing him if not for the sake of God.
He appealed to the police authorities in the state to take action and bring the officers to book.