- A SARs personnel has been arrested for extortion in Ikorodu area of Lagos
- An officer in charge of PCRRU, assistant commissioner of police, Abayomi Adegoke has confirmed the arrest
- Adegoke said SARS forced the victim to make a bank transfer of N5, 000 his operative’s bank account
Operatives of the Police Rapid Response Complaints Unit (PCRRU) has arrested Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARs) personnel for extortion in Ikorodu area of Lagos state.
Vanguard reports that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has directed that the officer face orderly room trial and the consequences of his action.
Legit.ng gathered that an officer in charge PCRRU, assistant commissioner of police, Abayomi Shogunle Adegoke who confirmed the arrest said the victim was forced to make a bank transfer of N5, 000 to the said SARS operative’s bank account following an arrest for no just cause.
According to him, “On 16th May, 2018, the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) received a complaint from a citizen via Twitter [@ife_luv12] that a Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Operative forced her to make a bank transfer of Five Thousand Naira (N5, 000) to the said SARS operative’s bank account following an arrest for no just cause.
“PCRRU immediately registered the case (Tracking Number PCRRU316356) and initiated an investigation.
“The officer was promptly identified to be Inspector Charles Omotosho attached to Federal SARS, Ikorodu, Lagos state. He was immediately removed from front-line police duties and taken into custody.
“In the course of preliminary investigation, a copy of the officer’s statement of bank account was obtained and the entry of the said transfer discovered therein.
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“It has also been established that there was a contact between the officer’s patrol team and the complainant and others at Ikorodu as contained in the complaint.
“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, has directed the Assistant Inspector-General of Police Zone 2 Command Lagos to carry out a detailed investigation and commence immediate necessary disciplinary action against Inspector Charles Omotosho as provided for in the Police Act and Regulations Cap.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that an officer of the SARS in Delta state was accused of allegedly shooting a man.
A video showed a violent scene between officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and some Nigerian men on social media.
According to the Facebook user, Winney Eric, the one of the officers shot a man on his leg after an argument broke out between the officers and the men.
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