Four Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad FSARS, operatives have been dismissed over supposed kidnap, unlawful detention and extortion of ₦7 million from Mr. Chukwudi Godwin Odionye, known as Bishop, in Ajagbandi area of Lagos.
The culprit, in a petition to the Assistant Inspector of Police, Adamu Ibrahim, said that the SARS operatives invaded his residence from Ikeja to make arrest over suspicion that he was performing ‘fake’ miracles.
Bishop said rather than going to the station, the SARS operatives took him to an hotel in Agege area of Lagos State, where he was detained and threatened with death penalty if he did not cooperate with them.
They followed him to the bank and was compelled to make the transfer of ₦7 million to this operatives accounts whose names are- Sergeant Adeoye Adekunle, Adeniran Adebowale, Agbi Lucky and Odighe Hehosa.
A zonal spokesperson of the AIG, chief superintendent Dolapo Badmus, ordered an investigation into the alleged case discovering that the policemen did not follow police procedure in investigating the victim’s arrest.
She further stated that the four SARS operatives actually abducted the victim from his house and unlawfully detained him in the hotel under their watch, for personal gain.
A recommendation of the Police disciplinary body that advocates dismissal of these four policemen, attached to Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS has found them guilty during the orderly room trial of professional misconduct, corrupt practices and discreditable conduct.
They have been dismissed and charged to court on criminal charges of armed robbery, kidnapping, stealing, intimidation and threatening violence and unlawful detention.
Badmus, who restated the AIG’s directive said that the police force will not tolerate any act of misconduct that undermines the value of international best practices of policing and any policeman found guilty would not be spared.