Solomon Yellowe, a 27-year-old undergraduate student of the University of Port Harcourt, Choba, who was declared missing by family members has been allegedly tortured to death by personnel of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS Rukpokwu Rivers State.
The family said that the late Solomon was last seen on March 13 after he left the university campus to withdraw money from an Automated Teller Machine, ATM.
The family told theportcitynews that they visited the operational base of SARS at Rukpokwu in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of the state several times to make enquiries but SARS personnel continuously denied ever arresting any Solomon Yellowe.
However, on the 26th of April Solomon’s body was discovered dumped at the mortuary of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH. The family alleged that the body was deposited to the morgue a day after their son disappeared by SARS.
The family in a statement to theportcitynews said SARS tortured Solomon to death.
There have been consistent outcry over the high-handedness of SARS operatives. However, Nigeria’s Federal government has consistently found it hard to sanction the men of squad despite their mounting atrocities against innocent Nigerians.
These atrocities led to the #EndSARS campaign in 2018. Although, the FG through the then Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, announced that it will reorganize the squad, nothing was done.
A national human rights Commission’s public sittings into the atrocities of the SARS personnel were held nationwide in the same year.
The Rivers State Police Command is yet to react to the murder of the university undergraduate as the public relations officer of the command, Nnamdi Omoni, did not respond to our enquiries.