Inspector Charles Omotosho, an operative of the Federal Particular Anti-Robery Squad (FSARS), who extorted N5,000 from some highway customers in Ikorodu space of Lagos State, has been dismissed.
A Twitter consumer, Princess Ife, on Might 16, claimed that Omotosho threatened to shoot at them besides they paid a ‘ransom’ of N5000.
She tweeted: “With my encounter as we speak, it’s protected to say SARS are armed robbers. Was going for a shoot in Ikorodu as we speak and armed member of SARS pulled us over and made us pay for no cause. Threatening they had been going to waste our lives. I made a switch in order that they are often traced.”
The Public Grievance Speedy Response Unit (PCRRU) of the Police Pressure, while responding to the allegation, promised to research the problem and make findings of the investigation public. Virtually three months after the incident, PCRRU introduced the dismissal of Omotosho, following the police’s investigations.
PCCRU in a press release mentioned: “UPDATE PCRRU316356. The Assistant-Inspector Common of Police Zone 2, Lagos, AIG Ibrahim Adamu has reviewed the Orderly Room proceedings and authorised the punishment of dismissal of AP. No. 136207 Inspr. Charles Olusola Omotosho from @PoliceNG wef 16.07.2018. Omotosho hooked up to SARS Ikorodu, Lagos on the time was discovered responsible of Corrupt Practices and Discreditable Conduct opposite to Para. C (ii) and E (iii) of Police Act and Laws CAP. P19 LFN 2004. Three different accomplices of the dismissed Inspector had been awarded punishment of discount in rank from Sergeant to Corporal by the AIG. All @PoliceNG objects (uniforms & ID card) have since been retrieved from the dismissed Inspector.”