Police Dismiss Four SARS Officers, Charge Them To Court

The AIG of zone 2 command, AIG Adamu Ibrahim has upheld the recommendation of police disciplinary body that recommended the dismissal of four policemen attached to Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), Ikeja, Lagos.

The four policemen who were dismissed and subsequently charged to court on offences of armed robbery, kidnapping, unlawful detention, stealing, intimidation and threatening violence being the report of the investigation carried out against them when one Mr Chukwudi Godwin Odionye popularly referred to as ‘Bishop’ submitted a petition against the four on May 2, 2018.

The petitioner in his petition stated that on June 4, 2017, he was in his house around Alagbado Lagos when the four armed men stormed his house to effect his arrest on the allegation of performing ‘FAKE’ miracles. He stated that after his arrest, he was taken to one hotel at Agege where he was detained and threatened to be killed if he fails to cooperate.

He explained further that the following (June 5), he was taken to a bank where he was made to transfer seven million (N7,000,000) naira to one of the operative’s account. On the receipt of the petition, the AIG ordered investigation into the case.

On the strength of investigation it was revealed that no proper police procedure for investigation was followed in Mr chukwudi’s arrest and that the four SARS operatives actually abducted the man from his house and unlawfully detained him in the hotel under the guard of the suspects for personal gain.

The four involved policemen who were subsequently found guilty during the orderly room trial for professional misconduct, corrupt practices, discreditable conduct and dismissed and subsequently charged to court are Sgts Adeoye Adekunle, Adeniran Adebowale, Agbi Lucky and Odighe Hehosa.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) of zone 2 command, CSP Dolapo Badmos while parading the suspects reiterated the AIG’S directive that the force will not tolerate any professional misconduct as anyone found guilty will not be spared.