Illegal Duty: SARS Officers In Trouble
Lagosians must understand how to fight back when they know their rights are being violated by security agencies.
Ekene Okoro just showed exactly how to go about exposing erring policemen to get justice.
At about 2PM on Monday, April 9, he placed a call to the police public relations office with a cry for help.
He said that his cousin, Immanuel James was being harassed by policemen alleged to be SARS operatives at Ago-Palace way, Okota.
A team of policemen from the Command X-Squad section, led by ASP. Musa Shuaibu was dispatched to intervene in the matter.
However, on sighting the X-Squad personnel the erring Police officers hurriedly left the scene in a manner suggestive that they were on illegal duty.
With this suspicion, the Commissioner of Police directed the officer in charge of the X-Squad section to fish out the police men within two hours.
He did so and found out that the men were led in that shameful duty by one Inspector Jude Akhoyemta attached to FSARS Ikeja.
The CP has now ordered for their arrest and surely, the victim, his family and the media would be watching closely to see how the issue would be handled.
The Lagos Police PRO, SP Chike Oti has promised that the public would be updated as soon as the erring policemen are charged.