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|Crime / A Nairalander Ordeal In The Hands Of Policemen In Ilorin,kwara State by veezy84(m): 7:20am On Jul 28, 2015|
The Events of Thursday 23/Friday 24th July, 2015
This fateful day's journey started like every other day, myself and my two companions AJ and MM (Aliases) went to school and put in a good day's work. We headed back to our pad at exactly 8.30pm. On reaching the pad, just before driving into the premises, it was decided that we should make one last house-call before calling it a night. We headed back out and drove to Tanke, specifically, opposite S& ventures, the complex that houses the MTN office at Tanke, Ilorin. We were on our way home by 9.50pm or thereabouts and got home at 10.00pm.
On getting into the apartment, AJ learnt that a classmate, Havad (Alias) was leaving town the next day. Havad had expressed an interest in a keepsake and AJ had to take it down. Bearing in mind that it was already late at night, MM and I decided to accompany AJ on the 10minute walk to Havad's lodge and we set out at around 10.05pm.
On getting to the lodge, we opted to wait outside while AJ delivered his piece with Havad and it was at this point that fate struck.
At around 10.17pm (I know this now from the BBM Convo I was having), three gun-totting men walked up to Us where we stood, I assumed rightly that they were policemen and didn't see any reason to panic (Ilorin residents are liable to being picked up for wandering from Midnight and it was still some 90mins till midnight). We were frisked and found to be without any incriminating item(s); despite this, we were roughly dragged into a waiting commercial bus, this was at Oke-odo area of Tanke, Our phones were seized on boarding. (I later learnt that the men were officers attached to the F-Division Police Station along Pipeline road, Ilorin Kwara state). The bus stopped to pick other Citizens unfortunate to be out at this time. On getting to the Police station, We (Myself, MM, and others) were made to sit behind the Counter and later booked.
At precisely 11.30pm(Station time), after numerous appeals for our phones to enable us call for help were rebuffed on the grounds that the members of the Surveillance Task Force who took the phones off our persons were back on the street, we were marched into detention with the promise that we'll be allowed access to our phones the moment they returned. I saw the game for what it was: the Police were playing for time, by midnight, it would become impossible to release us due to the 'Wandering' provision and we'd have to spend the night in detention. I had resigned myself to the fact that it was going to be a very long night.
A while later, the station's generating set went off, blanketing the Cell in darkness. Not too long after this, I had a respiratory issue which would have passed with a cup of water and fresh air. MM later told me that my condition deteriorated very fast and soon afterwards the duty-cop took me out of the cell and sat me behind the Counter. I remember asking for water only to be told that the station didn't have any. A while later, in a desperate bid to cover their backsides (so I wouldn't die on their watch), MM and I were practically thrown out of the police station supposedly on the instruction of the DPO. MM requested for our phones to enable us call someone who could come get us but all appeals fell on deaf ears. I was in crisis and the police threw me out into the streets at well past midnight, knowing fully well that there was nothing but dangers lurking out there. I remember sitting outside the station to catch my breath but the Police would have none of it. I had to trek all the way to tipper garage with MM supporting me. I'm told we ran into 2 police-patrol vans: the white Division F Van and the blue-black Unilorin Police Post van, MM approached both for help and was turned down, he even offered to reimburse them for the Fuel to no avail. I remember getting home at 5.30am on Friday thoroughly spent. We went back to the police station around 11am for our phones and after getting them, I complained to the DPO about the day's events only to be told 'I owe you no apology'.
Did I miss the memo that empowered the Police to put Citizens in Harm's way or what?
|Romance / Re: Undergraduate Couples by veezy84(m): 4:15pm On Sep 11, 2014|
Wat exactly dyu call a marriage wen either patners is incapable of fending for themselves..we shouldn't be blinded by love really...its plain stupidity..if u can't take my word for it and wait till I am financially stable, then its a goodluck with your future endeavours my dear
|Health / Re: On The Issue Of The Sept 22nd Resumption Date by veezy84(m): 3:32pm On Sep 11, 2014|
Yeesh: kids are at higher risks than adults cos they won't take the neccessary precautions,hence d virus wil spread like wildfire.wot I really don't understand abt dis postponement is d part d health sector is tryna play.I assume they are tryin to completely eradicate d virus b4 resumption.I hope dis is possibleso you are admitting we might have unregistered cases of Ebola in this country,cus we could take proper care of d quarantined patients so we won't have cases of someone escaping isolation to travel to port harcourt...dat should be d main objective here,if dat is done,I don't see any way of d virus spreading further
|Health / On The Issue Of The Sept 22nd Resumption Date by veezy84(m): 2:39pm On Sep 11, 2014|
On the issue of school resumption, some persons are advocating for the shifting of the date from Sept 22, and in a way it has merit, but it obscures d whole picture. The truth is that any date picked even if its Jan 1,2015 would always be arbitrary. One day Nigeria didn't have Ebola, next day, some guy shows up to Nigeria from Liberia, den we got it. One Rivers state didn't have ebola, next day, some dude takes a trip down dere nd gives his wife the virus. Point is if we keep waitin for a day d virus is gone...wen will dat be? wen all persons carrying d virus die? Ebola in Nigeria is not yet a national health emergence, let's not treat it as one. People say Nigerians traveling outside the country are stigmatized, please why wouldn't dey? is it not in Africa, a top official from an African country who has d virus was allowed to travel to another country to attend a conference? is it not in Africa dat a person wit d virus in one state, somehow travelled to another state without telling anyone? Don't blame the outsiders, we have already made a joke of ourselves, let's Jus save face now
|Sports / Re: The Fabled Nigeria Vs India Match: Everything You Need To Know by veezy84(m): 9:09am On Aug 22, 2014|
Nice post sha.......neva belived it thoo....I was always smart right from my mothers womb
|Romance / Re: Who Are The Pretty Girls/cute Guys On Nairaland by veezy84(m): 11:38am On Aug 01, 2014|
Xtarxhyne: guysthanks dear
|Health / Re: Head Doctor treating victims, Dies Of Ebola by veezy84(m): 8:41pm On Jul 29, 2014|
RIP to him...a lot braver than anybody I might ever meet
|Sports / Re: 15 Most Famous Brothers In Football by veezy84(m): 3:50pm On Jul 23, 2014|
The boatengs nko........don't start racism here ooo...ahan
|Sports / Re: FIFA Lifts Ban On Nigeria by veezy84(m): 4:37pm On Jul 17, 2014|
Why.....we needed four years of rehabilitation jawe .................Well in other news...FTC at last,years of struggle are finally over,so if you have any troubles and both germany and I can do it,believe you can...will like to say thank you to almighty God and my. Baby @yeesh for the healthy tips..indeed a joyous day in my life....lwkmd
|Nairaland / General / Re: Very Strong Motivational Quotes From 5 Movies by veezy84(m): 11:30am On Jul 17, 2014|
These na stories ooo no be quote
|Sports / Re: Nigeria Rise To 34th In Newest FIFA Rankings by veezy84(m): 11:23am On Jul 17, 2014|
Why are we rising abeg
|Literature / Re: Top 10 Novels Every Aspiring Author Must Read. by veezy84(m): 10:47pm On Jul 15, 2014|
Ralia,the sugar girl
|Politics / Re: Fellow Nigerians, Abubakar Shekau Is Dead-graphic & Visual Evidence. by veezy84(m): 10:42pm On Jul 15, 2014|
That's not the problem here,is it? Are we trying to stop him or stop the. Insurgency,The real shekarau infact my just be only the public face and nothing more.could even be ignorant of the day to day activities of the group. Just a face to present to the Press
|Celebrities / Re: Mikel Posts Photos Of His Russian Girlfriend by veezy84(m): 4:28pm On Jul 15, 2014|
Very stale news.......mstchew
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