The police have arrested one Inspector Charles Omotosho, an operative of the FSARS over alleged extortion.
Omotosho was apprehended for allegedly arresting a lady in Ikorodu, Lagos State, after which he was said to have forcefully collecting N5,000 from the victim.
The Police Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) revealed this on Friday in its news bulletin through an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr Abayomi Shogunle.
“On 16th May, 2018, PCRRU received a complaint from a citizen via Twitter [ife_luv12] that a SARS Operative forced her to make a bank transfer of N5,000 to the said SARS operative’s bank account following an arrest for no just cause.
PCRRU immediately registered the case (Tracking Number PCRRU316356) and initiated an investigation. The officer was promptly identified to be Inspector Charles Omotosho,” the statement read.
The police unit revealed that Omotosho was immediately removed from front-line police duties and taken into custody after he was identified to have purportedly committed the crime.
It added that a copy of the officer’s statement of bank account was obtained and the entry of the said transfer was discovered therein in the course of a preliminary investigation.
PCRRU noted that it established that there was a contact between the officer’s patrol team and the complainant and others at Ikorodu as contained in the complaint.
The IGP also ordered the AIG to commence the immediate necessary disciplinary action against Omotosho.