Inspector Charles Omotosho, an Officer Of SARS was sacked by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly extorting the sum of N5000 from some road users in Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
Charles, was implicated after the Victim princess Ife,tweeted on May 16 disclosing her ordeal in the hands of Inspector Charles,who threatened to shoot them unless they paid him the sum of N5,000.
Her tweet read
“With my encounter today, it is safe to say SARS are armed robbers. Was going for a shoot in Ikorodu today and armed member of SARS pulled us over and made us pay for no reason.”
“Threatening they were going to waste our lives. I made a transfer so that they can be traced”.
However,the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) swung into action and promised to investigate and find the culprit. Three months later, after a well concluded investigation,Charles,was sacked from the Nigerian Police service.
The PCRRU, tweeted on Friday,announcing the dismissal of Inspector Charles Omotosho.
“UPDATE #PCRRU316356. The Assistant-Inspector General of Police Zone 2, Lagos, AIG Ibrahim Adamu has reviewed the Orderly Room proceedings and approved the punishment of dismissal of AP. No. 136207 Inspr. Charles Olusola Omotosho from @PoliceNG wef 16.07.2018.
“Omotosho attached to SARS Ikorodu, Lagos at the time was found guilty of Corrupt Practices and Discreditable Conduct contrary to Para. C (ii) and E (iii) of Police Act and Regulations CAP. P19 LFN 2004.
“Three other accomplices of the dismissed Inspector were awarded punishment of reduction in rank from Sergeant to Corporal by the AIG. All @PoliceNG items (uniforms & ID card) have since been retrieved from the dismissed Inspector.”