Two fake SARS operatives have been arrested by officers of The Lagos State Police Command on their way to effect an illegal arrest.
According to the state police spokesman, DSP Bala Elkana, the two – Ikechukwu Victor, 45 and Emeka Ewuzien, 45 of 2 Igi Street, Bariga and 30 Okuta road, Ladylac, Bariga, – were arrested while going to effect an arrest at Bakare Daudu Market in Ifako, Lagos, The Nation reports.
On questioning, police said the duo claimed to be members of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) from Victoria Island.
Elkana said the Divisional Police Officer of Ifako Division, Lasisi Iyunade, a Chief Superintendent (CSP), led the officers that arrested them on Wednesday.
“CSP Lasisi Iyunade accosted to men dressed in black T-Shirts with the inscription SARS boldly written along Julius Kadri Street ifako, Gbagada.
They claimed to be SARS Operatives, on their way to effect an arrest at Bakare Daudu market. On further questioning, they claimed to be members of Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) from Victoria Island Lagos.
Two fake PCRC ID card bearing same name was recovered from them. Suspects were charged to Court and remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Home.”