Grammy-nominated singer, Seun Kuti, has said the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), get paid to do their job.
Seun Kuti is the latest celebrity to speak about the brutality being faced by Nigerians by the SARS officials and he thinks their menace will continue because Nigerians think it is okay.
The son of late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, in a recent interview, said these special police officers are only doing what they have ordered to do.
“If you think there is a problem with SARS then there is a problem with you. SARS is doing what they are paid to do, they are doing exactly what they are ordered to do. You don’t understand the attitude and psychology behind our behaviour but we all want to cry, the victim.
“SARS is the manifestation of our own acceptance of our dehumanization. As black people, one thing we should know is that we are entitled to be everything that humanity is, especially the bad and still be considered human being. No matter what you do, you are still a human being, this is what humans do,” he said.
The continuous harassment of innocent Nigerians by men of SARS over the years have continued to receive backlash not just from celebrities but Nigerians in general.
The last celebrity to actually call out the government over the brutality being faced by Nigerians from these police officers was Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde.
Also, Nigerian comedian, Samuel Perry, popularly known as Brodashaggi also spoke out about police brutality and extrajudicial killing carried out by the police that are expected to protect the citizens.