WATCH: Ruggedman Shows How To Identify A Real SARS Officer
If you are wondering how to identify a true SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) officer, look no further, rapper and entrepreneur, Ruggedman wants to show the public how to know the real deal.
Rugeddybaba took to his Instagram page where he posted a video of his visit to the new Officer Commanding (OC) SARS Lagos state, CSP Peter Gana.
He went on to show the logos and other ways to identify the uniforms of original SARS officers.
Ruggedman said the real officers have a red scorpion on their cap and jacket with the number 039 on them.
He did not hide his dissatisfaction with the means of identification, as he complained that without a proper uniform, anybody (including armed robbers) can buy black t-shirts and print SARS on them.
He also pointed out that the special unit needed a proper mode of identification, to make it easy to trace them to their stations of origin.
When it comes to SARS harassment, Ruggedman has always been vocal on social media.
In April, he had an argument with a top police officer over the death of a young man who was reportedly killed by SARS.
On July 2, in an Instagram video he accused SARS of kidnapping his friend, the friend’s wife and 8-month old baby, and demanding for money before they were released.
He said his friend ‘bailed’ his family with 30,000 Naira from the clutches of SARS.
Do you think this means of identification will help?
See the video below:
So back to my mission with the new OC SARS Lagos state ,CSP Peter Gana. He said a lot of people have been impersonating and carrying out terrible acts as sars officials and he showed me how to spot fake sars. So I thought to share them with my people. 1. The real sars have a Red scorpion on their cap and jacket with the number 039 on them. 2. Sars units are only allocated 2 riffles. So any group of alleged sars officials you see with more than 2 riffles are fake. I then told him that 1. Without a proper uniform, anybody (including armed robbers) can buy black t-shirts and print sars on them. 2. They need proper mode of identification e.g. name/number badge to make tracing their station easy. 3. Since they are a special unit with so much negativity around them at the moment, it's best to get them off the streets for now (unless when a special crime is happening) because the brutalisation, extortion, kidnapping and unlawful arrests of innocent Nigerians is too much. We don't have a problem with them dealing with confirmed criminals, but treating innocent Nigerians like animals is turning the country into a ticking time bomb. If you fall victim to the rogue officials, if a video is impossible just try to get a good picture of one of them. Then dm me or call CSP Chike, PPRO, Lagos - 07065246927; CSP Dolapo, ZPPRO, Onikan - 09071555555 and CSP Peter Gana, OC FSARS Ikeja- 08033119661. Just like us, he is also tired of the police impunity. While we wait to see the difference the new OC Sars has promised, the #Endsars campaign is here to stay until our demands are met. @segalink @iheanachorifeanyiomut @aleeygiwa @chikeotigodwin @gbenga_sars @yomisarsoga @tundeednut @instablog9ja @amnestynigeria VIDEO CREDIT: @stamfordishoot Thank you @solarfaj @dopetv.ng @chygoz101
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