Police arrest fake SARS operatives in Lagos


Operatives of Lagos State Police command have arrested two suspects namely; Ikechukwu Victor, 45 and Emeka Ewuzien, 45 of No. 2 Igi Street, Bariga and No. 30 Okuta Road, Ladi-lak, Bariga respectively for allegedly claiming to be Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives.

Confirming the arrest, the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police command, DSP Bala Elkana disclosed the suspects were arrested on 29th October, 2019 at about 10.00am.

Elkana noted that operatives from Ifako Division led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Lasisi Iyunade accosted the men dressed in black T-Shirts with the inscription SARS boldly written along Julius Kadri Street ifako, Gbagada.

He said, “They claimed to be SARS operatives on their way to effect an arrest at Bakare Daudu market. On further questioning, they claimed to be members of Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) from Victoria Island Lagos. Their names are Ikechukwu Victor ‘m’ 45yrs and Emeka Ewuzien ‘m’ 45yrs of No 2 Igi Street, Bariga and No 30 Okuta road, Leadlac, Bariga respectively.

“Two fake PCRC ID card bearing same name was recovered from them. Suspects were charged to Court and remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Home.”

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