The Lagos State police command has detained w team of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives alleged to have illegally arrested, tortured a young man Emmanuel Adegbite and extorted his mother of N464,000.
Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone Two command, Lawal Shehu, confirmed the arrest to TheNation on Thursday evening.
The policemen attached to SARS Ladegboye in Ikorodu, allegedly stormed Royal Crown Hotel in Asolo, on March 5, and unlawfully whisked people away.
It was gathered that Adegbite, who was playing snooker at the time of the illegal raid, was among those arrested and taken to SARS base at Ijede.
They allegedly tortured their victims for several hours at gunpoint and only stopped when Adegbite’s mother transferred N464,000 into an account provided by the officers, one of them pictured above.
AIG Shehu said the allegation was being investigated and parties had been invited to the zonal headquarters in Onikan.