Professor Sunday Edeko, a Professor of Law, was brutalized by rogue police squad in Edo State with cutlasses, hammers and teargas for daring to ask questions.He was reportedly brutalized for over six hours like a common criminal and ended up in the hospital. He had seen a young boy he identified as a relation of the former Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly, Thomas Okosun, in a parked police van, which made him slow down and asked the boy what he was doing in the van.The question was all that the rogue police squad needed to use cutlasses, hammers, teargas, their boots, blows and slaps on him, claiming they were directly from the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Haliru Ugwandu’s office and acting on his command.
Narrating his ordeal to THISDAY, Edeko said before the boy could reply, an armed man who was not on police uniform told him to get away. “Without even giving me time to move or offer an explanation, he used a hammer to hit my right hand.That was their first assault against me. I managed to park the car some metres away and alighted from the car. At that point, about 5 armed men who were not in police uniform advanced towards me.