Mr Chukwudi Godwin Odionye,a resident in Ajagbandi area of Lagos State recently filed a petition to the Assistant Inspector General of Police Mr Adams Ibrahim,against four operatives of the special Anti robbery squad(SARS),over alleged detention and extortion of N7m from him.
The Federal special Anti Robbery Squad(FSARS)dismissed the four operatives following the alleged petition by Mr Chukwudi Godwin popularly known as Bishop.
Mr Godwin, in his petition stated that the SARS operatives from Ikeja stormed his Apartment on June 4,and arrested him over allegation that he was performing fake miracles,the operatives thereby took him to a Hotel in Agege, instead of a police station, and warned him to co-operate or he would be killed.
The Next morning,he was accompanied to the bank to make a withdrawal of N7m,which was handed over to Sergeant Adeoye Adekunle, Adeniran Adebowale,Agbi Lucky and sergeant Odighe Hehosa.
However,the police started an Investigation,and it was proven that the operatives acted contrary to the police procedure for investigation in his arrest.and the crime was perpetuated based on personal gains.
“The Assistant Inspector general,in charge of zone 2 command, AIG Adams Ibrahim,has upheld the recommendation,of the police disciplinary body that recommended dismissal of the Four policemen attached to Special Anti robbery Squad(SARS),Ikeja Lagos.
““They (operatives) were subsequently found guilty, during the orderly room trial, of professional misconduct, corrupt practices and discreditable conduct, were dismissed and consequently charged to court on criminal charges of armed robbery, kidnapping, unlawful detention, stealing, intimidation and threatening violence.”