Popular comedian Debo Adebayo aka Mr Macaroni has recounted his ordeal in the hands of Policemen after he was arrested alongside some protesters during the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest in February.
The skit producer joined hundreds of protesters who kicked against the proposed reopening of the Lekki Toll gate following the shooting of #ENDSARS protesters on October 20, 2020.
He was picked up among 40 other protesters and taken into custody before they were granted N100, 000 bail each and arraigned for flouting COVID-19 protocols on public gathering.
The skit maker alleged that while he was in custody, policemen took turns to beat him because he is ‘Mr Macaroni’.
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.
— DeboMacaroni (@mrmacaronii) April 18, 2021
In a series of tweets on Sunday, he recalled “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.
Mr Macaroni was beaten mercilessly
”We are in court though. We filed since last month; Aluta Continua. 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. I should promote the same police institution that oppresses Nigerians? The majority of Police officers are just there to steal, rob, harass, brutalise and oppress the people. We see it happen every day.
“You swore an oath to protect, yet you kill and destroy. Zero conscience! Every day, there is always one negative report or the other about the Nigeria Police.”