Lagos state police command has confirmed the arrest of five Special Anti- Robbery Squad members who allegedly tried to force a man to give them bribe.
Five operatives attached to Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS) who reportedly trapped a man in a bank while trying to collect bribe from him have been arrested.
Mr Immanuel James living in Ago-Palace way, Okota, a Lagos suburb narrated the story on his Facebook page which got shares prompting an investigation.
The Lagos State Police Command Spokesman, SP Chike Oti, while confirming the arrest of the policemen on Tuesday said the suspects — two Inspectors and three Sergeants –were SARS operatives attached to Ipakodo.
UPDATE ON THE ALLEGED HARASSMENT OF A LAGOSIAN BY SARS MEN: FIVE POLICE MEN QUIZZED . ……..
In line with the directive of the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, the Command hereby informs the general public that further enquiry into the allegation of harassment of one Immanuel James Ibe-Anyanwu by SARS operatives at Ago-Palace way, Okota revealed the true identity of officers involved in the highly regrettable incident.
The officers numbering five, are from the Ipakodo Base of the Special Anti Robbery Squad(SARS) and not the Ikeja Unit as was previously reported.
The names of the policemen are Inspector Taiwo Omojope, Inspector Arigidi Ebibor, Sergeants Rotimi Adesoba, Olalekan Olakunle and Friday Oni.
They are currently undergoing interrogation at the Command’s X-Squad Section and would be marched before an Adjudicating Officer at the Police Provost Department for the commencement of their orderly room trial.
Meanwhile, Inspector Jude Akhoyemta earlier mentioned in the matter was found to be Innocent .
Further development on this matter would be communicated please.
SP Chike Oti
Police Public Relations Officer,
Lagos State Police Command.