Nigerian comedian, Mr Macaroni, has revealed that he swore to use his platform/popularity to fight police brutality after police officers took turns to beat him when he was arrested alongside other peaceful protesters at the Lekki toll gate earlier this year while they were seeking justice for murdered protesters during the #EndSARS protest on October 20, 2020.
Mr. Macaroni made this revelation after a follower engaged him in a tweet, opining that he should use his influence to promote Nigerian institutions rather than instigate citizens against the police.
‘’I should promote the same police institution that oppresses Nigerians? Majority of your officers are just there to steal, rob, harass, brutalize and oppress the people. We see it happen everyday. You swore an oath to protect. Yet you kill and destroy. Zero conscience!’’
‘’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.’’
‘’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. We are in court though. We filed since last month. Aluta Continua’’
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