An officer of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, has been detained by the police authorities and is now in trouble after a lady paid him a N5,000 bribe via bank transfer after he and his SARS colleagues threatened to “waste” her and others.
The lady, Adegoke Ifeoluwa, narrated how, on Wednesday, Inspector Olushola Charles Omotosho, attached to FSARS, Ikorodu, Lagos, had harassed her and some people with her, demanding for money and threatening to “waste” everyone should she fail to give the money as required.
Ifeoluwa said she told Omotosho that she had no cash but could do an online bank transfer.
This pleased Omotosho and he quickly provided his bank account details.
Ifeoluwa said she did the transfer, Omotosho confirmed receipt and she was allowed to go.
But later, the lady (@ife_luv12) tweeted her experience with the SARS men and hashtagged the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Yomi Shogunle, who also heads the Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit of the Nigeria Police.
Immediately he received notification for the tag, Shogunle responded, assuring Ife that they would track down the offender.
Shogunle later tweeted the arrest of the suspected Police officer on Thursday for harassing and collecting bribe from Ifeoluwa.
See below Ifeoluwa’s tweet that put the SARS man in trouble: