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Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by Meloshi(m): 3:32am On May 18, 2018


A digital marketer, Ifeoluwa Adegoke, caused a stir on the social media on Thursday after sharing her encounter with some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

Adegoke said she was forced to part with N5,000 to save her life and that of her colleagues, who were accosted by the policemen around 1.20pm while going for a photo shoot.

The victim, who shared a snapshot evidence of the fund transfer and the photo of one of the policemen, alleged that the operatives threatened to kill them.

“With my encounter today, it is safe to say SARS men are armed robbers. I was going for a photo shoot in Ikorodu today (Wednesday) and armed robbers SARS pulled us over and made us pay for no reason, threatening that they were gonna waste our lives. I made a transfer so they can be traced,” she wrote on her Twitter page.

The tweet went viral as some Nigerians, who lived in the Ikorodu area, identified one of the policemen, Inspector Omotosho Olushola Charles, as a habitual extortionist.

They alleged that Charles had forced them at different times to part with various sums of money without committing any offence.

Adegoke, who later shared her ordeal in details, said the encounter gave her a new perspective of SARS men.

She said, “My colleagues and I left Surulere for Ikorodu, where we were to do a photo shoot. We were four in the car and I was the only female.

“When we got to Ikorodu, the SARS operatives, who were in a vehicle, asked our driver to stop; they were five in their bus – all fully armed.

“They said we were suspected criminals and asked us to come down. They asked the driver to come down too. They checked the car, took our phones and went through them. When they did not find anything, they said we were 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.”

She explained that after the search did not yield any fruit, the officials demanded N100,000.

Adegoke said she took the operatives through her social media account to show them that they were managing to survive.

“But they said they did not care. I told the inspector that since we were not the kind of people they were looking for and since they did not find anything incriminating on us, they should just release us.

“They said they were going to release us because we were not the kind of people they were looking for; but they won’t release us for free. They started cocking their guns to threaten us; they said they would shoot us.

“I approached one of them and begged that we did not have the N100,000 because we were only young people searching for our daily bread. I told him that I had just N5,000 in my account and he should allow me to transfer it to them,” she added.

She noted that the men refused to accede to her request, just as she remained adamant so as to have evidence of the extortion.

The social media enthusiast said after some murmurs of disapproval, the operatives agreed.

“After we did the transfer, they did not allow us to go until they got a credit alert on their mobile phone. The policeman who released his account number told the others that he was with his ATM card and he would withdraw the money for them to share.

“When we left, I traced the name and discovered that his bank account name, Omotosho Olushola Charles, is the same he uses for his Facebookaccount. That was how I got his picture,” she added.

The victim, who demanded that the policemen should be rounded up and prosecuted, said she and her colleagues could have been killed if they did not have any money on them.

She described the experience as an “eye-opener,” urging the authorities to reform the police force.

The Head of the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit, Abayomi Shogunle, said Adegoke’s complaint had been received, adding that the police inspector had been arrested.

“My dearest @ife_luv12, I am glad to inform you that the account owner has been identified – 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,” he tweeted.

The spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, SP Chike Oti, confirmed the arrest of the inspector, adding that the police authorities were investigating the incident.

He said, “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.”

Source:- http://www.lekkigists.com.ng/2018/05/lagos-sars-operatives-extort-n5000-from.html

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Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by MrGreenMavro: 12:13pm On May 18, 2018
sad angry angry
LIKE if you think SARS should be scrapped.


if I remember my guy experience with SARS eh, I go dy wonder weytin consign SARS with receipt of Bottle Water, dy just wanted to extort him by all means angry angry angry

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Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by Obito555(m): 12:47am On May 19, 2018
Bad news everywhere for Nigeria police, Sars this week.

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Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by seankay(m): 12:48am On May 19, 2018
They should just kill him asap same way SARS wastes lot of innocent Nigerians.

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Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by MANNABBQGRILLS: 12:48am On May 19, 2018
Good one...

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Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by SoapQueen(f): 12:49am On May 19, 2018
Very very good.

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Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by defemidefemi(m): 12:50am On May 19, 2018
A good government would have find SOLUTION to this issue of SARS long time ago

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Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by mammanbawa: 12:50am On May 19, 2018
She made a transfer so they could be traced
If only many Nigerians were this clever

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Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by busky101(m): 12:50am On May 19, 2018
See his face, some SARS officials are worse than Evans

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Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by OpssonD1: 12:51am On May 19, 2018
.Transmission level!!!

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Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by obaival(m): 12:51am On May 19, 2018
I tire 4 dis naija

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Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by Therealev: 12:53am On May 19, 2018
#EndSARS

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Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by sunnywhyt007: 12:53am On May 19, 2018
Those FSARZ are legal armed robbers ,They collected money from me few days ago without any genuine reason.

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Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by ademoladeji(m): 12:56am On May 19, 2018
GreenMavro:
sad angry angry
LIKE if you think SARS should be scrapped.


if I remember my guy experience with SARS eh, I go dy wonder weytin consign SARS with receipt of Bottle Water, dy just wanted to extort him by all means angry angry angry


Keep soliciting for likes... Better address the topic instead of trying to covert likes for dollars

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Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by CollinsWeGlobe(m): 12:56am On May 19, 2018
This Mod no dey sleep? abi you carry olosho this night?

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Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by jazinogold(m): 12:57am On May 19, 2018
good
Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by talk2percy(m): 12:59am On May 19, 2018
These criminals with government uniforms and guns are monsters. And please they are also using machete here in Orlu! Anybody they see after ten o'clock is a criminal. They will threaten u with fire and brimstone if u no bring money and charge u with all sorts of crimes that u didn't commit

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Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by deji17: 12:59am On May 19, 2018
Good. Everyday for the thief, one day for the owner of the funds.
Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by LZAA: 1:00am On May 19, 2018
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Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by DonPikko: 1:03am On May 19, 2018
Like for Man U, share for Chelsea

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Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by GreatDreams: 1:06am On May 19, 2018
Honestly, I feel scared and my life seem threatened at the sight of these armed robbers that call themselves SARS. Being an innocent responsible citizen doesn't mean you are free from their dirty preying eyes. They dress like hooligans and act like hooligans....yet, govt kept mute of all their Atrocities. As kidnappers is to East, Militants is to South , Herdsmen is to North and SARS is to west! Naija!

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Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by dopemama(f): 1:07am On May 19, 2018
useless criminal

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Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by Authoreety: 1:09am On May 19, 2018
SARS; The GREATerEST armedrobbers of all time

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Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by deepwater(f): 1:10am On May 19, 2018
The guy should go to jail

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Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by Nobody: 1:15am On May 19, 2018
That SARS guy should be watched closely. He will turn to full armed robber soon after being sacked from the Police and the girl's life...hmmm.

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Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by Rexnegro(m): 1:17am On May 19, 2018
smh bad cops full npf alot
Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by CarlosTheJackal: 1:26am On May 19, 2018
The problem is that we keep hearing of extortion from SARS while our government turns a blind eye to it.


The only robbers today that walk around in broad day light are members of SARS

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Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by Alejoc(m): 1:30am On May 19, 2018
Image breaker!

Get them all out of the force asap!
Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by Offpoint: 1:32am On May 19, 2018
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Re: Lagos SARS Operatives Who Extorted N5,000 From Woman And Her Friends Arrested by oliidell(m): 1:34am On May 19, 2018
It's a systemic problem. He was only arrested because his name was out there. The entire police force needs cleansing.

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