A video of SARS operatives dehumanizing a young man who was allegedly requesting arrest has gone viral on social media after it was shared by an eyewitness.
The incident, which was said to have happened around the Oko-Oba Central Mosque, Oke Odo, Ilorin, on Friday, involved the boy lying on his back as the two officers continued to pummel him while on the ground after cuffing him.
The Twitter user, @Azabdulhakeem, who shared the video, tweeted: "At about 2:05 pm, The guy being arrested ran into the Mosque at Oko-Oba Central Mosque as we were rounding up Jumat prayers. The Policemen followed suit, entered the mosque fully kitted as they were and started beating the guy, Cuffed his leg and dragged him on the flow outside.
"No one knew what he did or why they were chasing him, they beat him before he was finally allowed to get up and walk. The light-skinned officer then fired his gun into the air amidst the crowd."
The video has since gotten the attention of officers of the police complaint unit who have reached out to the eyewitness for more details.