who took to his Facebook on Sunday, December 10, to give account of his
encounter with SARS officers, said he and his co-travelers were robbed
by the controversial police unit along the Asaba-Benin expressway.
SARS operatives are best known for harassing, intimidating and robbing innocent Nigerians
wrote: I and my sports colleague travelling to Lagos for AG meeting of
the Nigeria Cricket Federation was robbed by these so called SARS
officers along Asaba to Benin expressway.
The CP of Edo should look into this matter and find this group of police officers who continue to disgrace the police force.
2hrs we were held hostage with handcuffs not minding that I identified
myself as a commissioner in Imo state. Every money found on us and in
our bags were taken, my wrist watch was taken, my pepper spray was
taken, other valuables were taken too.
many times during this ordeal guns were corked and we were told that
they will shoot us dead and nothing will happen. Our phones were taken
away from us, so that we can’t make any call, the place was so lonely
and they forced us to park where their hidden car was parked.
brown Camry written police by the two sides of it. From that point
where we are, you will not see a passing car approach till it zooms
Ajaelu said when they were asked to go, he reminded the leader of the operatives that they had no other money on them.
According to him, the six started debating on how much they would give to them.
continued: After about 10 minutes one brought 3,500 out of over 40,000
they took. As we were still with the one who brought the money, another
officer came with an extra 1,500 and added. We were now been forced to
when we noticed that oil was dropping from our car and wanted to check.
They refused and told us to go to somewhere else and do the repairs.
wondered that if as a public officer, he is subjected to such
treatment, he can only imagine what innocent citizens are made to face
from the SARS operatives.
called on the Inspector General of Police to flush out the bad eggs in
the Nigeria Police Force and bring sanity to the system.
former vice president Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has called for
investigations into allegations of harassment leveled against the SARS
unit of the Nigeria Police Force.
a statement issued in series of tweets on his verified Twitter handle
on Sunday, December 3, Atiku, a former Nigeria Customs Service top
chief, noted that the allegations must be taken seriously by the police
and the National Assembly.
urging the two institutions to look into the allegations, he saluted
Nigerian youths who started the movement on social media to raise
awareness about the allegations.