#JusticeForSeyiAkinade: Outrage As Young Nigerian Reportedly Commits Suicide After SARS Brutality

It’s another gloomy day in the Nigerian social media space as the harrowing story of a Nigerian youth, Seyi Akinade, who reportedly committed suicide after brutality was brought to limelight.

#JusticeForSeyiAkinade: Outrage As Young Nigerian Reportedly Commits Suicide After SARS Brutality
#JusticeForSeyiAkinade: Outrage As Young Nigerian Reportedly Commits Suicide After Brutality

A Twitter user who claimed to be the step brother of the deceased, @Comeback_snarky, disclosed that Seyi committed suicide out of depression from the abuse he was subjected to by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

In previous tweets posted by the deceased, he explained his experience with the officials.

According to Seyi, he was having recurring nightmares and waking up with chest pain after his experience with SARS on the 2nd of February, 2020.

He said he was in his hostel working on his post data slides for the day’s presentation when the SARS operatives came and carried him. This, he said happened in the night by 10pm.

In a bid to understand why they were being arrested, he kept asking questions and in return was threatened that he will be killed if he did not shut his mouth. Himself and 16 others were handcuffed and whisked away like armed robbers.

They were taken to Ibara Police station. Upon getting to the station, he made efforts to explain how he had a presentation the day and an open forex trade on his trading platform.

He was told he will pay N200,000 as bail. All his efforts to close the trade at least, proved abortive.

The deceased said that he received a slap from one of the SARS operative for requesting for his phone.

They 17 of them arrested that night slept in the cell. According to Seyi, they were paraded like thieves even when he did not have anything incriminating on his mobile phone.

The SARS officials slapping him, asking him to admit he was a fraudster.

He missed his project presentation eventually and also lost about $20,000 dollars for not closing his open forex trade. He said the money lost via the trading belonged to investors.

The death of Seyi Akinade has sparked outrage on twitter with #JusticeForSeyi trending as number 1 in Nigeria.

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