A Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operative in Ikorodu has been arrested for threatening to kill a girl and her good friend and gathering N5000 for his or her launch.
Famzn News realized that the official recognized as Charles Omotosho, threatened to kill one Ifeoluwa Adegoke and her associates and granted them freedom after she paid him the sum of N5000.
Omotosho was arrested after Adegoke lodged the grievance on Nigerian Police official Twitter deal with.
The complainant mentioned she was compelled to provide the safety official N5000 as he threatened to take her life.
She shared a photograph proof of the transaction on Twitter, revealing that the knowledge of the bank transaction is what she used to find the identification of the police officer.
With the proof, she wrote: “With my encounter in the present day, it’s secure to say SARS males are armed robbers. My colleagues and I left Surulere for Ikorodu, the place we had been to do a photograph shoot. We had been 4 within the automotive and I used to be the one feminine.
“When we obtained to Ikorodu, the SARS operatives, who had been in a car, requested our driver to cease; they had been 5 of their bus – all absolutely armed.
“They mentioned we had been suspected criminals and requested us to come back down. They requested the driving force to come back down too. They checked the automotive, took our telephones and went by means of them. When they didn’t discover something, they mentioned we had been thieves and cult members.
“When I challenged them that we did nothing wrong, one of them said he would slap me. I told my colleagues to keep calm because I knew it would be stupid for us to argue with armed policemen. I told my colleagues that they would demand money from us in the end.”
“After the search didn’t yield any fruit, the officers demanded N100,000.I took the operatives by means of my social media account to point out them that we had been managing to outlive.
“But they mentioned they didn’t care. I advised the inspector that since we weren’t the form of individuals they had been searching for and since they didn’t discover something incriminating on us, they need to simply launch us.
“They mentioned they had been going to launch us as a result of we weren’t the form of individuals they had been searching for; however they gained’t launch us without spending a dime. They began cocking their weapons to threaten us; they mentioned they might shoot us.
“I approached certainly one of them and begged that we didn’t have the N100,000 as a result of we had been solely younger individuals trying to find our every day bread. I advised him that I had simply N5,000 in my account and he ought to enable me to switch it to them.
“The males refused to accede to our request after we did the switch, they didn’t enable us to go till they obtained a credit score alert on their cell phone.
“When we left, I traced the name and discovered that his bank account name, Omotosho Olushola Charles, is the same he uses for his Facebook account. That was how I got his picture,” she added.
Reacting to the grievance, Abayomi Shogunle, Head of Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit, revealed the inspector had been arrested.
He wrote: “My dearest @ife_luv12, I’m glad to tell you that the account proprietor has been recognized – Inspector Charles Omotosho, FSARS Ikorodu, Lagos.
“He is in custody; preliminary investigation ongoing. PCRRU will inform you on the next line of action. Sorry for the experience.”
It was reported that Chike Oti, spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, confirmed the inspector’s arrest.
“We have arrested the policeman. His trial will commence soon. Any other person found culpable in the course of investigation will be made to face the full wrath of the law,” he mentioned.