The Assistant Inspector General in charge of zone 2 commands, AIG Adamu Ibrahim, has upheld the recommendation of police disciplinary body that recommended dismissal of four policemen attached to Special Anti Robbery Squad Ikeja, Lagos.
The four policemen were charged to court on offenses of Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Unlawful detention, Intimidation and threatening violence, after one Chukwudi Godwin Odionye submitted a petition against them on May, 2, 2018.
Odionye stated that on the 4th of June 2017, he was in his house around Alagbado, when the four armed men stormed his house to effect his arrest on the allegation of performing ‘FAKE’ miracles.
He stated that after his arrest, he was taken to one hotel at Agege where he was detained and threatened to be killed if he fails to cooperate. He explained further that on the following day, he was taken to the bank where he was made to transfer N7m to one of the operative’s account. .
The investigation revealed that no proper police procedure for Investigation was followed in Odionye’s arrest and that the four SARS operatives actually abducted him from his house and Unlawfully detained him in the hotel.
The policemen are Sgt Adeoye Adekunle, Sgt AdeniraAdebowale, Sgt Agbi Lucky and Sgt Odighe Hehosa. .
They were found guilty during the orderly room trial for professional misconduct, corrupt practices and discreditable conduct and were dismissed and consequently charged to court on criminal charges of Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Unlawful Detention, Stealing, Intimidation and threatening violence.