Warri residents reportedly pay SARS officers in Delta State for ‘registration not to be arrested’, as stated in photos which has long gone viral on social media.
An activist Prince Harrison who shared photos to back up the claim, disclosed that when these Warri residents pay a certain amount, they won’t be stopped or arrested. He added that they will also be protected from further arrest from any security agency.
His report reads;
PEOPLE IN WARRI, DELTA STATE REGISTER TO THESE FEDERAL SARS OFFICERS FOR PROTECTION.
BBI investigations proved that young and old in Warri, Delta State pay registration fees to these men to be protected.
For instance, you pay them, you won’t be stopped or arrested, and you will be protected from further arrest from any security agencies.
This means, they protect criminals. We commend their efforts in curbing crime but we have too may bad eggs among them.
BBI wishes to inform the general public to always report any act of Misconduct, Extortion, Brutality.
This report about Warri residents and SARS officers, is coming after six operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), led by Inspector Monday Asemota were arrested for allegedly extorting N40,000 from twin brothers Mark and Martins on their way to NYSC Camp.
Human rights activist, Prince Harrison revealed that the officers were detained and charged for misconduct by IGP Xsquad in Delta state. His statement reads in part;
SIX FEDERAL SARS OFFICERS ATTACH TO DELTA STATE POLICE COMMAND INVOLVED IN EXTORTION ARRESTED AND DETAINED.
Behind Bars Rights Initiative facilitated the arrest of Six SARS officers led by Inspector Monday Asemota for extorting N40,000 from twin brothers MARK and MARTINS on their to NYSC Camp.
They were detained and charge for Misconduct and Official Corruption by IGP Xsquad.
Mark and Martins were arrested on 22nd July 2018 on their way to Warri, Delta state from Abraka. Their vehicle was stopped and they were asked to submit their phone for searching.
The officers threatened to detained them in police cell for refusing to give consent. They seized their phones, searched their bag and discovered N70,000. The officers took them to a petrol station, counted N30,000 and handed over to them. The boys pleaded but were ignored.
They immediately informed BBI Intervention Squad (BBIS) and the officers were tracked in Ekpan Police station Warri. The N40,000 was refunded to BBI team.
We reported the case to IGP Xsquad, Delta State Police command and they immediately sent their men to Ekpan Police station.
Today, the officers were invited for interview and when asked if they extorted money from Mark and Martins, they said YES.
They have been defaulted, detained and awaiting trial.
A safe, harrased, brutalised and corrupt free Nigeria is achievable