₦airaland Forum

Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 1,927,114 members, 3,966,696 topics. Date: Wednesday, 13 December 2017 at 10:29 AM

7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) - Crime - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Crime / 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) (35948 Views)

Aftermath Of The Clash Between Herdsmen In Police Uniform & The Police In Delta / When Directed By The Police To Write A Statement: What You Should Know / How To Avoid Getting Into Trouble With Cultists (1) (2) (3) (4)

(0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (Reply) (Go Down)

7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by 13ShadesOfMay(m): 1:48am On Dec 05
The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is notorious for profiling people, mostly young Nigerians.

The activities of the special police unit are now
trending on social media » . Hundreds of people are narrating the experience with SARS operatives.

If the tweets are anything to go by, you could get arrested by SARS for looking or dressing some type of way. The reasons range from the ridiculous to the unbelievable.

Pulse has compiled a list of ten things that shouldn't get you arrested by SARS but still do. You can read them below;

1) Tattoos

Tattoos are works of art and harmless fun but SARS use it to profile criminals. Having a tattoo or tattoos would most likely make you a suspect in the eyes of SARS officials. These law enforcement officials seem to believe only criminals have tattoos.
If you bump into any of them and have a tattoo you are going to be in big trouble. The chances of being arrested and interrogated are pretty high.

2) Laptops

Having a laptop shouldn't be a big deal but for SARS operatives it is another indicator that you are into Internet fraud. The mere possession of a laptop would get you into serious trouble with SARS operatives.
If you do not have a receipt for the laptop then you are in big trouble which might land you in a prison cell. SARS officers don't believe ordinary citizens should own laptops.

3) Dreadlocks & Beards

SARS operatives have been known to arrest men with dreadlocks and beards. It is code red for them. You could be artistic, woke and be a member of the beard gang, SARS could care less. No one really knows the connection between crime and having dreadlocks and a beard.
You could be as gentle as a dove and still get arrested for having dreads and beards.

4) Ear piercing

Mainstream Nigeria has always frowned on men with ear piercings so this is not much of a surprise. SARS operatives have jumped on this stereotype to arrest and detain young men with ear piercings.

5) Possession of a mobile phone

In the 21st century, everyone should have a mobile phone. The men of the SARS don't seem to think this way. Once they stop you in public, the next thing is to ask for your phone and search it with no warrant. The more expensive your phone, the bigger the trouble you are in. You could be called a cultist or Internet fraudster once they go through your phone.

6) Driving a car

If you are young and have a car, trust me, SARS will you pull you over several times and search it. There are unconfirmed stories of SARS operatives planting incriminating objects in the cars of innocent Nigerians to get them arrested.

7) Dress sexy

It's not only men that get wrongly profiled by SARS, women too are victims. Thanks to the anti-SARS Twitter thread we've found out that these policemen pick on women too. Their style is to harass women who they think dress like prostitutes. These unlucky women are thrown into vans for interrogation or a ride around town.

http://pulse.ng/gist/pop-culture/7-things-that-shouldnt-get-you-into-trouble-with-sars-id7683812.html?link_time=1512400262

16 Likes 2 Shares

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by Daniel2060(m): 2:05am On Dec 05
SARS right now ;

"Ehhheeh!, All this for me??"

111 Likes 7 Shares

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by Chicagoesontop: 3:30am On Dec 05
I have stayed in other people's country without any form of embarrassment from their police, one day i came to Lagos, lodged in a hotel at Festac, the following morning i was on a bike to meet up with my appointment, Sars people stopped me asked me to pay the bike man by force, they searched me and collected my 2 phones, i showed them my passport that i just came to Nija yesterday, instead the man gave me a thunderous slap asking me to show them where i kept the drugs i smuggled into the country , from there they asked me if i am a yahoo boy and how much i have collected from white men since this year .. i was surprised because i showed them my passport, my ID card and my complimentary card .. After everything shaaa they collected 3k from me after delaying me ... What a shame for just 3k oooo ...

288 Likes 29 Shares

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by Shittaakeem(m): 3:58am On Dec 05
sad

2 Likes

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by boss01: 6:13am On Dec 05
SARS don do people strong thing o

13 Likes

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by labanj1(m): 6:24am On Dec 05
Title should be "7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS)"

68 Likes 7 Shares

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by Hozier: 6:50am On Dec 05
Why would any sane person wear tattoo, dreadlocks, earrings, carry laptop around, or dress too sexy if you are not a criminal? If you eventually get manhandled by Sars for doing any of the above, and you are not a criminal then you have yourself to blame for projecting an image of being one.

Security operatives all over the world have always profiled suspected criminals first by their physical appearance, so SARS are doing their job way laying you on the road for being in possession of laptop aka scam machine, or for wearing tattoos, dreadlocks and earrings peculiar to thieves and riff raffs. angry

9 Likes 9 Shares

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by hisgrace090: 6:52am On Dec 05
Are those 7 things reasonable to get one arrested, my humble question pls.

3 Likes

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by DavidEsq(m): 6:56am On Dec 05
Hozier:
Why would any sane person wear tattoo, dreadlocks, earrings, carry laptop around, or dress too sexy if you are not a criminal? If you eventually get manhandled by Sars for doing any of the above, and you are not a criminal then you have yourself to blame for projecting an image of being one.

Security operatives all over the world have always profiled suspected criminals first by their physical appearance, so SARS are doing their job way laying you on the road for being in possession of laptop aka scam machine, or for wearing tattoos, dreadlocks and earrings peculiar to thieves and riff raffs. angry

471 Likes 35 Shares

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by chilet4cici(m): 7:07am On Dec 05
I don't know how to say this because of shame, please nairlanders i need help with my rent as am typing now my land lady has given me till Saturday or throw me out i have been able to get who will buy my phone for 20k all i need is just about 15k please anyone that can help me with anything no amount is little. God will bless you

3 Likes 7 Shares

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by peeps4u: 7:15am On Dec 05
You're more insane to think anyone that dresses well or sexy, or anyone that carries laptops or uses IPhone and other top graded phones is a criminal. It is this wack mentality like yours that has emboldened the criminals we call SARS which sees them harrassing young men carrying laptops, driving cars or using phones.

May you receive sense
Hozier:
Why would any sane person wear tattoo, dreadlocks, earrings, carry laptop around, or dress too sexy if you are not a criminal? If you eventually get manhandled by Sars for doing any of the above, and you are not a criminal then you have yourself to blame for projecting an image of being one.

Security operatives all over the world have always profiled suspected criminals first by their physical appearance, so SARS are doing their job way laying you on the road for being in possession of laptop aka scam machine, or for wearing tattoos, dreadlocks and earrings peculiar to thieves and riff raffs. angry

157 Likes 6 Shares

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by InfinixMine(m): 7:42am On Dec 05
Hozier:
Why would any sane person wear tattoo, dreadlocks, earrings, carry laptop around, or dress too sexy if you are not a criminal? If you eventually get manhandled by Sars for doing any of the above, and you are not a criminal then you have yourself to blame for projecting an image of being one.

Security operatives all over the world have always profiled suspected criminals first by their physical appearance, so SARS are doing their job way laying you on the road for being in possession of laptop aka scam machine, or for wearing tattoos, dreadlocks and earrings peculiar to thieves and riff raffs. angry

Carrying a laptop is a criminal offence? You forgot your sense of reasoning while your fingers typed...

February this year 5000 naira was paid to bail me at police station because I couldn't produce the receipt of my laptop I got as a gift 2 years ago, laptop that was brought from the States.


Your mumu is intelligent!

210 Likes 8 Shares

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by constance500: 7:42am On Dec 05
Hozier:
Why would any sane person wear tattoo, dreadlocks, earrings, carry laptop around, or dress too sexy if you are not a criminal? If you eventually get manhandled by Sars for doing any of the above, and you are not a criminal then you have yourself to blame for projecting an image of being one.

Security operatives all over the world have always profiled suspected criminals first by their physical appearance, so SARS are doing their job way laying you on the road for being in possession of laptop aka scam machine, or for wearing tattoos, dreadlocks and earrings peculiar to thieves and riff raffs. angry

Even your village people are ashamed of you... Baboon.

169 Likes 4 Shares

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by centboy123456(m): 7:47am On Dec 05
Chicagoesontop:
I have stayed in other people's country without any form of embarrassment from their police, one day i came to Lagos, lodged in a hotel at Festac, the following morning i was on a bike to meet up with my appointment, Sars people stopped me asked me to pay the bike man by force, they searched me and collected my 2 phones, i showed them my passport that i just came to Nija yesterday, instead the man gave me a thunderous slap asking me to show them where i kept the drugs i smuggled into the country , from there they asked me if i am a yahoo boy and how much i have collected from white men since this year .. i was surprised because i showed them my passport, my ID card and my complimentary card .. After everything shaaa they collected 3k from me after delaying me ... What a shame for just 3k oooo ...



guys dis ur story make me laff how much have u collected form white man were is the drugs u smuggled to the country

71 Likes

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by Sapiosexuality(m): 7:53am On Dec 05
Hozier:
Why would any sane person wear tattoo, dreadlocks, earrings, carry laptop around, or dress too sexy if you are not a criminal? If you eventually get manhandled by Sars for doing any of the above, and you are not a criminal then you have yourself to blame for projecting an image of being one.

Security operatives all over the world have always profiled suspected criminals first by their physical appearance, so SARS are doing their job way laying you on the road for being in possession of laptop aka scam machine, or for wearing tattoos, dreadlocks and earrings peculiar to thieves and riff raffs. angry
Stop all these nonsense tacit support. Is it the duty of the sick men SARS to look after that? Is there a provision in the law for immoral appearances? Stop this tacit support for those idiots! For me, I know any day they stop me, not a dime is going to leave my pocket. Why are people scared of these idiots? You guys should grow some self worth and stop supporting nonsense! To even suggest that sanity has to do with your looks places a big question mark on your intelligence.

93 Likes 4 Shares

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by Malayy(m): 8:35am On Dec 05
chilet4cici:
I don't know how to say this because of shame, please nairlanders i need help with my rent as am typing now my land lady has given me till Saturday or throw me out i have been able to get who will buy my phone for 20k all i need is just about 15k please anyone that can help me with anything no amount is little. God will bless you
SARS fall on you.. Everyday new format..

50 Likes

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by lovely17(m): 8:42am On Dec 05
Have never had any run in with the law I must be a gentleman


oh except that day I totally forgot there was a bridge at ojota and foolishly crossed the road

KAI nabbed me sharply as if they knew I'd cross
Uncle bailed me out, I didn't help them form strength cos melo Lara mi , answered all the questions aimed at me and left untouched

one nigga wasn't so lucky though he resisted arrest and got a busted eye

5 Likes

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by Fvcknames: 8:55am On Dec 05
1. Being A Pedestrian
2. Being A Driver
3. Being A Cyclist
4. Having A Phone
5. Being A Youth
6. Not Being A Youth
7. Living

31 Likes 3 Shares

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by Hozier: 8:58am On Dec 05
peeps4u:
You're more insane to think anyone that dresses well or sexy, or anyone that carries laptops or uses IPhone and other top graded phones is a criminal. It is this wack mentality like yours that has emboldened the criminals we call SARS which sees them harrassing young men carrying laptops, driving cars or using phones.

May you receive sense


90% of boys driving cars are thieves and scammers, little wonder they are the ones at the forefront of recent spate of attacks on the SARS operatives.
95% of boys going around with laptops, especially those wearing ugly tact less tattoos are big time 419ners and theives, they deserve whatever punishment they get for soiling the image of this country in the mud.
4 in every 5 girl dressing indecently is either a prostitute or a member of robbery syndicate terrorizing this country.

We all should rally around our heroes working day and night to rid us of these snakes & scourges terrorizing our beloved country.

3 Likes 1 Share

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by EmmySparky(m): 9:13am On Dec 05
Hozier:
Why would any sane person wear tattoo, dreadlocks, earrings, carry laptop around, or dress too sexy if you are not a criminal? If you eventually get manhandled by Sars for doing any of the above, and you are not a criminal then you have yourself to blame for projecting an image of being one.

Security operatives all over the world have always profiled suspected criminals first by their physical appearance, so SARS are doing their job way laying you on the road for being in possession of laptop aka scam machine, or for wearing tattoos, dreadlocks and earrings peculiar to thieves and riff raffs. angry
u must be one of them..

66 Likes 3 Shares

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by peeps4u: 9:29am On Dec 05
EmmySparky:
u must be one of them..

The guy is a fool. Why would any reasonable person stand with SARS at this moment when the innocent people are mostly victims of their actions. Imagine harassing people because of laptops? Laptops which some people even buy for their children before they finish secondary schools. How does using smart fones translate to bring a criminal?

35 Likes 1 Share

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by mentorken05(m): 9:36am On Dec 05
Hozier:
Why would any sane person wear tattoo, dreadlocks, earrings, carry laptop around, or dress too sexy if you are not a criminal? If you eventually get manhandled by Sars for doing any of the above, and you are not a criminal then you have yourself to blame for projecting an image of being one.

Security operatives all over the world have always profiled suspected criminals first by their physical appearance, so SARS are doing their job way laying you on the road for being in possession of laptop aka scam machine, or for wearing tattoos, dreadlocks and earrings peculiar to thieves and riff raffs. angry
you are a slowpoke for making such comments...Gosh!!!how did we get here?

44 Likes 3 Shares

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by abelincon(m): 9:37am On Dec 05
Hozier:


We all should rally around our heroes working day and night to rid us of these snakes & scourges terrorizing our beloved country.
chaiii,see reasoning.I never expect a literate like you can be talking like this,
hereoz or what did u call dem,SHM.see the same people u call ur heroes are the f**king bastard that set niggaz free after extorting cash/valuable materials from dem.I witnessed a scene wen dis bastard of urs arrested some geez,collected unlawful document/criminal materials even Indian hemps from dem.guess what u dummy?, dey were released after those guys transfer money into their account,dey are the same people telling those guy dey re free to smoke d hemps in one corner if dey wish.in a twinkling sight,the so called seized document were given back to dem.Guy go spend some hours with dem,u will know that ur so call hereoz are the real fraudster, 419,criminals,thieves,armed robbers and enemy of the nation.
i pray ur mumu dn do.

50 Likes 3 Shares

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by b0rn2fuck(m): 9:57am On Dec 05
Hozier:
Why would any sane person wear tattoo, dreadlocks, earrings, carry laptop around, or dress too sexy if you are not a criminal? If you eventually get manhandled by Sars for doing any of the above, and you are not a criminal then you have yourself to blame for projecting an image of being one.

Security operatives all over the world have always profiled suspected criminals first by their physical appearance, so SARS are doing their job way laying you on the road for being in possession of laptop aka scam machine, or for wearing tattoos, dreadlocks and earrings peculiar to thieves and riff raffs. angry
I blame the one who brought you to this world

36 Likes 4 Shares

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by bqlekan(m): 10:04am On Dec 05
So I have 100pcs of white T-shirt with the inscription "#EndSars" boldly on it. All you need to do is get one and start a solo protest on the streets of Lagos.. cheesy

27 Likes 2 Shares

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by ruggedtimi(m): 10:34am On Dec 05
i was looking for direction so i parked beside a petrol station @nta road ph. the way the sars men park their hilux and approach me it was like a hollywood action movie. I was scared because they wore black up/down until i notice the sars inscription on their uniform. Searched every f*ckng part of the car searchable even ask me to memorize my chasis number. The person i went to meet was the one who saved my a*ss.
The KOKO is as a youngman avoid sars!!

11 Likes 1 Share

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by sanandreas(m): 10:59am On Dec 05
Hozier:


90% of boys driving cars are thieves and scammers, little wonder they are the ones at the forefront of recent spate of attacks on the SARS operatives.
95% of boys going around with laptops, especially those wearing ugly tact less tattoos are big time 419ners and theives, they deserve whatever punishment they get for soiling the image of this country in the mud.
4 in every 5 girl dressing indecently is either a prostitute or a member of robbery syndicate terrorizing this country.

We all should rally around our heroes working day and night to rid us of these snakes & scourges terrorizing our beloved country.

He must be an olokpa. Sars is a terrorist organization.

24 Likes 1 Share

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by dreamworld: 11:17am On Dec 05
Having an iphone is a crime to sars
That's y I prefer to stay in my house and sleep when I have no job, because they can't come to my house and beat me

26 Likes

Re: 7 Things That Can Get You Into Trouble With The Police(SARS) by ANTONINEUTRON(m): 11:47am On Dec 05
All This Complain??

Kukuma Reform, If Possible
Or
Just #endsars

3 Likes

(0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (Reply)

Fola Orebiyi, Nigerian Killed In London By Group Of Gang Youths / Man Jumps From Lagos Magistrate Court 3rd Floor, Dies (Graphic Photos) / Truck Carrying Human Head In Adamawa Intercepted By Police

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2017 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 154
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.