DETECTIVES from the Delta State Police Command have arrested the videographer who recorded the recent killing of an innocent member of the public by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars) in Ughelli.
Over the weekend, Sars operatives killed a young boy identified as Joshua Ambrose in cold blood but unfortunately for them, videographer Prince Nicholas Makolomi, recorded the whole incident live. His video, which fuelled anger across Nigeria, also led to a mob attack on an off-duty Sars operative, Sergeant Ohwovwiogor Fidelis at the Ughelli Central Garage as an angry mob doused him in fuel, attempting to set him ablaze.
Due to the widespread revulsion the incident created, the Nigerian government has announced that it is dissolving the Sars unit immediately. Despite this, Prince Makolomi, was arrested yesterday at an undisclosed location in Ughelli by a team of detectives who trailed him to his residence where he was picked up.
Prince Makolomi said: “After the boy Joshua Ambrose was arrested on that Saturday, he was kept in the passenger’s side of the car behind the front seat. While we were driving in our car behind the police vehicle, suddenly the boy jumped from the car and fell on the roadside after which we chased after the police car while making the video.”
Nicholas, who claims to be a music director, also denied being the brain behind other videos showing policemen shooting at unarmed civilians during the Ughelli incident. One senior security source from the state police command in Asaba said the suspect has been transferred to the Department of Criminal Investigation.
He added: “The suspect will be charged to court on allegations of inciting violence, false information and other criminal charges in relation to the cybercriminal laws.”