Four policemen ( SARS OPERATIVES ) were discharged from the Nigerian Police Force and subsequently charged to court on offences of armed robbery, kidnapping, unlawful detention, intimidation and threatening violence.
This was followed by reports of the investigation carried out on them based on the petition of Chukwudi Godwin Odionye, popularly referred to as Bishop on May 2, 2018.
Bishop in his petition stated that he was in his house on June 4, 2017 around Alagbado area of Lagos State 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 the following day, he was taken to the bank where he was made to transfer N7 million to the account of the SARS operatives.
On the receipt of the petition, Adamu ordered Investigation into the case.
On the strength of Investigation, it was revealed that no proper police procedure for investigation was followed in Odionye’s arrest and that the four SARS operatives actually abducted the man from his house and unlawfully detained him in the hotel under the guard of the suspects for personal gain.
The dismissed policemen are Sergeants Adeoye Adekunle, Adeniran Adebowale, Agbi Lucky and Odighe Hehosa.