FSARS, Anti-cultism members rob Lagos businessmen

A 35-year-old native of Edo State, Osarenti Erins and his friend,Raymond a serving corps member in Lagos State, were reportedly ambushed and extorted by armed policemen wearing shirts with the inscriptions FSARS and Anti-Cultism, where they had gone to buy suya (roasted meat).

They were shouting ‘don’t move, don’t move, come out.’ I thought they were armed robbers because they did not look like policemen.”

That was the impression Osaretin Erins had when he and his friend, Raymond, were ambushed at a suya joint in Abule Egba, along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway around 10pm on Thursday.

As they made to enter the car after buying the suya, armed policemen waylaid them with a danfo bus – a commercial vehicle.

Erins, a businessman who is into rental service and his father’s poultry farm while narrating the harrowing experience on Instagram said, the operatives led him to an Automated Teller Machine point and forced him to withdraw N200,000 from his account, posting debit alerts of several batches of N15,000 withdrawals running into N200,000.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, urged Erins to see him so that the command could investigate the incident.

Recall that a rapper, Ikechukwu Onunaku, had taken to the social media on Thursday to call out some SARS men whom he accused of kidnapping him on Lagos Island and extorting money from him. Elkana said the musician had yet to come forward to make a formal complaint.



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