Some corrupt SARS operatives have been arrested. They harrased a certain man identified as Immanuel James Ibe-Anyanwu whom they wanted to extort money from.
Immanuel then took to Facebook to notify the public of the situation he was going through, this led to the police coming to the scene to rescue him.
Immanuel’s Facebook post which notified the public:
”I was accosted by SARS officers are Ago-Palace, Okota, opposite Zenith Bank. They humiliated me and accused me of being a fraudster.
Checked my documents and found nothing, and then said I should follow them back to my office in Ikoyi to confirm my claims. People intervened. I called the PPRO of Lagos State and he asked to speak with them. They took the phone and seized it.
They are still holding my documents. Later one called me aside and asked me to go arrange money. I asked for my phone to let me make a transfer to my ATM account and he gave me.
I took the phone and card and went into the bank and have gone into hiding here. I’m updating from my hiding place. They are waiting for me by my car. Phone battery down. Please share”.
The Lagos state police command have released a press statement concerning the incident where they made it known that the SARS operatives have been arrested.
IMMANUEL JAMES STORY, OUR REACTION:
Today 9th of April, 2018, at about 2pm, one Ekene Okoro placed a call to the- office of the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State (PPRO) and reported that his cousin, Immanuel James was being harassed by policemen alleged to be SARS operatives at Ago-Palace way , Okota, opposite a Zenith bank branch at Ago-Palace way.
Sequel to the above, a team of policemen from the Command X-Squad section, led by ASP. Musa Shuaibu was dispatched to intervene in the matter.
However, on sighting the X-Squad personnel the erring Police officers hurriedly left the scene in a manner suggestive that they were on illegal duty.
Going forward, the CP Lagos directed the officer in charge of the X-Squad section to fish out the police men within 2 hours and that directive has been actualized with the identification of the policemen involved.
They were led in that inglorious duty by one Inspector Jude Akhoyemta attached to FSARS Ikeja. The general public is hereby informed that the CP has ordered for their arrest and as soon as that is done, the public would be communicated as usual.
SP Chike Oti
Police Public Relations Officer,
Lagos State Police Command.