Big Brother Naija lockdown winner, Olamilekan Agbeleshe popularly known as Laycon, has weighed in on the debate regarding the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), following their unwarranted attacks on young men and women in Lagos and beyond.
Laycon, is child of a former police officer and he revealed in an interview with Punch that he has had his encounter with SARS operatives before and according to him, the operatives mostly prey on young men who wear dreadlocks.
“I have had multiple experiences with men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and I have friends who have also been involved with them on several occasions.
Regardless of whether my dad was a police officer or not, what is bad does not have any other name. The fact is that people who are charged with protecting the youth are doing the opposite of what they are meant to do.
I believe the #EndSARS movement should be looked into (by the authorities). It is something that should not be happening in this country. We all see the videos of such attacks on youths and we hear about the experiences of different people. What about the incidents we don’t hear about? It is definitely something that should be worked on.
I cannot single out any particular experience with SARS as being the worst because any incident whereby the people that are supposed to protect one are the persons attacking one cannot be palatable. Even if it has to do with them stopping one’s car and talking to one in a manner they should not; that is a bad experience. In my opinion, no experience is worse than the other.”