SARS treatment can be likened to racism – Simi


Singer and songwriter, Simi, has likened the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) treatment to Nigerian people to racism abroad.

It was reported on Saturday that some of the policemen attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad were on trial for maltreating a member of the public in Lagos.

The spokesman of the state police command, SP Chike Oti, said in a statement that the policemen were arrested following an online news alleging that a man had been shot by some operatives of SARS.

However, Chike revealed that that the victim was not shot but suffered respiratory blockage due to the tear-gas he inhaled.

Simi took to Twitter on Saturday to share her opinion on the #ENDSARS conversation, saying that the more people talk about the Sars treatment, the worse it becomes describing it as terrifying.

“Since the #ENDSARS conversation started, it’s become worse. That scares me. A lot. It’s kind of like racism abroad. The more people rage against it, the worse it sometimes seems to get. Are we supposed to shut up about injustice? What can be done? When? How? It’s terrifying,” she wrote.

Earlier this month, Mavin Records singer, Reekado Banks, narrated his ordeal with men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad alleging in a message posted on Twitter that the men pointed a gun at him before realising who he was.

As well as Reekado Banks, Dr. Sid and Cool FM OAP Dotun, have had their fair share of SARS treatment.

The Cool FM OAP took to Twitter last month to reveal his frustrations in the hands of the special police unit, revealing that he was stopped because of his hair colour which is known be his signature colour.