Some nine months after a historic #EndSARS protest in Nigeria in which several human right activists like the popular social media comedian, Mr Macaroni joined hands in, more revelations of the state of the Nigerian Police Force has come to life. The comedian was arrested and taking into Police custody during the protests.
On Sunday, April 18, he gave an insight into what he faced in the short frame of time with the Police.
Mr Macaroni, via Twitter claimed after the ordeal with the Police during the #EndSARS protest, he swore never to stop using his platform to speak against the ills of the Police.
In his words, Macaroni said:
“Everyday, 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.
“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.”
When called out by a user named Prince Adedigba Adeyinka who told him to use his large platform to promote the institutions in the country instead of instigating the public against them, Mr Macaroni blew hot and maintained that Police officers now want to “steal, rob, harass, brutalize and oppress people.”
I should promote the same police institution that oppresses Nigerians? Majority of your officers are just there to steal, rob, harass, brutalize and oppress the people. We see it happen everyday. You swore an oath to protect. Yet you kill and destroy. Zero conscience! https://t.co/7heB8UPKZw
— DeboMacaroni (@mrmacaronii) April 18, 2021
“I should promote the same police institution that oppresses Nigerians? Majority of your officers are just there to steal, rob, harass, brutalize and oppress the people. We see it happen everyday. You swore an oath to protect. Yet you kill and destroy. Zero conscience!”