A medical doctor who’s name Temilola Balogun that assisted the protesters during the #ENDSARS protest has narrated her faith in the hands of the Nigerian Police.
Dr. Balogun was arrested on the 20th of October and who by another Twitter user by the name @firstdoctorMD when he tweeted: “They’ve arrested Dr. Temilola Balogun @dhammytemmy, one of our @endsarshealth medics at Agbole Ajuwon road. We can’t reach her anymore, her phone is switched off.
“Just so you know not only was my account blocke. I was arrested, beaten, threatened and they promised to throw me into a canal where no one will ever find me. Said they won’t take me to any Police station because they know we have people who will come and bail me”… #EndSARSpic.twitter.com/Q5RrDGcKet
The now released Temilola Balogun took to Twitter, on Friday, to share her experience. She tweeted: “just so you know, not only did they block my account. I was arrested. Beaten, threatened. They promised to throw me in a canal where no one will ever find me. Said they wouldn’t take me to any Police station because they know we have people who will come and bail me.
“They put me in their vehicle, five armed Police men screaming and shouting at me, Hitting me with their guns. They stole my gold leg chain. They had the nerve to ask me why I was crying. They followed me from the protest ground, they had people there amongst us trying to identify who they think people were coming to, for solutions or someone everyone knew.
“I can imagine how many people they picked that no one heard of till date. I have become paranoid and suspicious of everyone around me. Such a nightmare. This isn’t a country.
“To top it all “I AM POOR”, I’ve joked around with this sentence with my friends lately but it’s not funny. Imagine not been able to access the little money you have worked for. Should I be begging to feed?
Aside Balogun, other protesters who seemingly led or financed the protests have been targets of arrest and harassment.