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FSARS Officers Caught On Video Beating Young Lagosian For Refusing To Unlock His Phone

In a video posted online, the officers were filmed harassing the young man for a crime that wasn't immediately clear. The young man could be heard yelling, "I know my rights! You want money," at the beginning of the one-minute video, just seconds before an officer retrieved a heavy plank of wood from what appeared to be the unit's white van and then hit the man with it. When the young man pointed at the officer and said, "You will see!", a second officer followed up with two slaps to the protesting young man's face. 

The first officer then hit him with the plank two more times before retreating to the van while the young man tried to make a call on the phone. The second officer then egged the young man on to, "Call who you wan (want to) call" before slapping him two more times.

"You dey craze? Call the person," the second officer said in anger as he continued to shove the young man. The angry first officer then returned from the van to hit him three more times with the plank while a couple of people pleaded on his behalf.

IGP Ibrahim Idris’ response to whether it was legal for a policeman to search peoples phones.

While it's not immediately clear what his crime was, Gossip Mill reported that two phones were seized from the man and he refused to unlock the expensive one. It's not clear where the incident happened, but the second officer could be heard in the video telling the young man to report at Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID), Alagbon which is located in Lagos, presumably to retrieve his phone.

Watch the video below as shared on Twitter by ‘Gossip Mill Nigeria’:
Can a policeman search somebody’s phone without a warrant?

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