Kaduna journalist cries out after being arrested, tortured by police

Kaduna State Correspondent of the Daily Times newspapers, Mr. Idibia Gabriel, has decried eye injury as a result of arrest, torture and inhuman treatment he went through in the hands of operatives of Nigeria police force in Kaduna state.

The Journalist said he was arrested for taken a snapshot of a large number of cattle Shepherd by the operatives of Nigeria policemen on public road on 11th June 2024, without any other disagreement between them.

He was released with one side of the eyes almost blinded as a result of the torture, unholy and merciless treatment meted out to him while in the police custody at Criminal Investigative Department (CID), Kaduna branch office.

Mr. Idibia, explained that he met two of the police officers before taken the snapshot of the cattle with the intention to use the photo as prove to clarify with the state police command spokesman on reasons for the arrests of the cattle, numbering over 50, which has been the usual practice.

The Journalists told his colleagues that the police deleted the snapshot from his handset and took every of his detail, including contact number, address and even description of his residents before he was released on self recognition, fearing that they may come after him later.

The victim, in a statement, stressed that he was arrested and taken to the CID police station at Gabasawa solely for taken the snapshot of a large scale number of cattle Shepherd by the police around Valid Oil filling station, along the popular Kachia expressway at U/Boro, Kaduna, around 8:30am, and released in the evening time.

“I’ve just arrived my residents on leg, at about 9:30pm, in U/Boro, Sabon Tasha suburb, an area of about 6 kilometers from Kaduna main town where I was arrested and kept since morning of today (Tuesday) 11th June 2024.

“I was arrested and taken to Gabasawa, CID police station for taken a snapshot of a large number of cattle arrested and Shepherd by police around Valid Oil filling station, along kachia expressway, after identity myself, without a kobo on me.

“When I rush out of my house on hearing of heavy traffic holdup crisis caused by cattle and police at kachia raid, around the new market U/boro, I had no penny on me.

“My phone and ID Card were seized before i was even taken into a police van and drove to Abattoir area of U/Pama road where they waited, assembled and kept the cattle before I was later taken to the CID office at Ibrahim Taiwo road, inside Kaduna main town”, he stated.

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