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The Impact of Police Brutality on the Mental Health of Nigerian Citizens

  Police brutality has been a major problem across the world for generations. It can have devastating effects on the people who experience it and those who witness it, particularly when it is persistent in a particular area. In Nigeria, police brutality has been a pervasive issue for many years and its effects on mental health are particularly severe. Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, has been grappling with a long-standing issue of police brutality.  Incidents of excessive force, harassment, and extortion by the Nigerian police force have left a profound impact on the mental health of its citizens. This article aims to explore the multifaceted consequences of police brutality on the psychological well-being of Nigerians. By shedding light on the experiences of victims and the broader societal implications, we can better understand the urgent need for reform and support for those affected.  In Nigeria, the police are charged with protecting and serving the citizens, yet man

During a raid, Oyo police arrested an "innocent man standing in front of a shop."

Kayyus Taiwo, whose Twitter handle is @taokayaode, described how he was harassed and wrongly detained by members of the Oyo State Police Command for standing in front of a business centre. Taiwo said that he was detained on October 12 while waiting for the proprietor of the business centre to arrive so that he could duplicate papers. Taiwo said in a long Twitter thread on October 20 that those police officers had harassed and hurt him on the day in question. As Taiwo stated, "On Wednesday, October 12, 2022, I was harassed and assaulted by the Nigeria Police Force and wrongfully detained in a cell overnight." " On my way home from work, my supervisor instructed me to assist him to file an application at a computer centre. To do this, I went to a prominent market in Ibadan. I researched the market and discovered a location, but the lady indicated she was unable to execute the job. She then gave me another location to me. When I arrived, the business was closed from the out

SARS, the once infamous police unit now known as the Rapid Response Squad, and its commander, Ogundola, are terrorising residents of the Ekiti region, according to reliable sources.

CSP Marcus Ogundola, head of the Ekiti State Police Command's Rapid Response Squad (RRS) unit, and unit operators have been charged with illegal executions, arrests, conversion of suspects' property to personal use, and demand of "outrageous bond amounts in return for people's release." According to SaharaReporters, Ogundola was the leader of the infamous Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force until it was abolished last year after the #EndSARS demonstrations. SARS was infamous for its violence, extrajudicial executions, and violations of human rights. On October 11, 2020, Mohammed Adamu, the former Inspector General of Police, announced the disbandment of the police unit in response to widespread outrage against the police unit's crimes. According to people interviewed by SaharaReporters, the present RRS team is comprised up of former SARS agents. "They are making a killing in police uniforms by extorting Ekiti State youths in the