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Sars Officers Beat Man To Pulp, Collected N200k For Bail (Photo)

Five operatives of State Anti–Robbery Squad, SARS have landed in trouble after they allegedly attacked and brutalized a business man and obtained N200,000 as bail with the force of arms in Lagos.

P.M.EXPRESS reports that this followed a petition written by the victim, Alhaji Fasasi Kasali Ojo to the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, zone 2 who has ordered investigation over the allegations.

The business man, Alhaji Fasasi Kasali Ojo who is the Managing Director/CEO of Asaka Auto Investment Nigeria Ltd alleged that the operatives invaded his office at Ijegun road in Ikotun area, attacked and put him inside their car booth and drove away and later detained him at the SARS office where they obtained the money from his relations before they freed him.

Ojo is presently battling with excruciating pains, physically and emotionally over the battering, dehumanization and disgrace meted to him.

An embattled Ojo narrated that the officers led by one Alhaji Alliu and Alfa invaded his business premises in a commando style on the 15th of May, 2017, at about 11: 30am, parked their car in front of his office, brandishing firearms, shooting sporadically.

An embittered Ojo said the men came into his office and began to hit him with countless slaps, such that had caused difficulty in hearing and seeing and bundled him into the booth of their Salon Car, having tightly handcuffed him and drove off.

“They handcuffed me and threw me into the booth and drove off. An old man who came to know why I was being ruffled and manhandled as they were throwing me in the booth was chased with an AK47 by one of them”, he noted.

Alhaji Ojo said he was kept in their car booth for over 6 hours long, as they drove all the way through Badagry and back to SARS Ikeja where they eventually released him after bargaining from N1m and eventually arrived at the money they obtained from his relations.

Ojo said they took him to Badagry to the house of one of his clients, who bought a brand – new motorcycle from him in January, 2017, and whose rider returned same motorcycle a Month later, due to the warranty of 6 months on it for repair.

According to Ojo, the reason for the visit of the SARS officers became manifest when they began to slap the client and alleged that he had sold off the bike which was used for robbery actions, where two ADCs of a governor were killed.

“They attempted to link me with, of supplying armed robbers Motorcycles which they use to operate and opened their booth and called me supplier to robbery gangs, the man (my client) refuted that and told them that i am instead, a genuine bikes with business branches known to people”.

He said the men later took him to Ikeja where they claimed that they were searching for the guns taken from the said slain ADCs of a governor; pointing that after they collected N200, 000.00,
Thereafter their leader released ordered him to return to the SARS on Friday the 19th May, 2017.

He said when he arrived the SARS on Friday, Ojo said that Alhaji Aliu, the leader of the team simply asked him to go, since the missing rifles have been found.

He expressed shock over how the assault, abduction and extortion ended and seeking for justice through a petition to AIG Zone 2, Lagos seeking official intervention.

There is no response from the police as the PPRO Zone 2, DSP Dolapo Badmos could not be reached as her phone was switched off.


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