A Nigerian identified as Leonard, who was allegedly arrested by SARS operatives in Port Harcourt, has accused of taking his money after they demanded for N300,000 bail.
While narrating his ordeal in the hands of the officers who accused him of kidnapping one doctor, he said the officers blamed the protesters for what their present ordeal as they forced the IG of Police to disband their squad.
The man was eventually released but not until after he had parted with N5000
Read his full narration below:
Hey guys, I have been released now, I am heading back home. They drove me round town firstly saying I am a kidnapper and I was parked at a spot where they kidnapped one Doctor Boms and I am suspect. They drove me round town. After showing them my I.D ,my papers etc.
They took me to an unknown destination,bared me from taking or making calls and insisted I give them my phone. They asked me to pay 300k for my release if not they will detain me ,they were lamenting on the SARS ban saying we caused it
asked them to allowed me call my family and my lawyer they refused and I asked them to take me to the station. Already they also held my car particulars and my wallet and I asked to sit at the back. The vehicle they used to stop me at Alcon drove off
They handcuffed me and said we have to go to an ATM for me to pay my bail fee of 300k whilst we were on it they got a call Via radio and the officer was giving a description of me and my car on radio I think at that point they have received a signal from the office
They threatened to shoot me if I continue to be hard on them, they took me to an ATM where I finally gave them 5k for my release they threatened to come after me if i escalate the issue. Finally they drove me to Ph shopping mall and asked me to leave there immediately.