Nigerians have described as worrisome the activities of the Federal Special Anti-robbery Squad after it was reported that a businessman, Osaretin Erins and his friend, Raymond, were ambushed on Thursday night by its officers and the sum of N200,000 was collected from them.
Erins, who narrated 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. He also posted debit alerts of several batches of N15,000 withdrawals running into the said amount.
A tweep, TP, who goes by the name @topsy_adeusi, described the reported ambush as worrisome. He asked how it was possible people who were to protect people from crime and robbery be the ones robbing the people?
He then concluded, “This is why Nigerians don’t trust the police force for anything. You have a problem you can’t take it to the police because you’re scared they will extort you.”
Corruption took time to consolidate itself in Nigeria. Dealing with it, wouldn’t only take time, but would demand a more sincere approach and effort. Selective prosecution would only be giving strength to its perpetrators in and outside government, another twitter user, Emma Akpasubi, said.
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This contry is a joke, “FSARS” what is the meaning if the F at the back oh? Foolish SARS aby? We all know that SARS is a squard under Nigeria police so why put the F there. Fefcc, Fsss, Fsolder, Finec what again Ffederal government 😁 😁 😁
— Olalekan Ayodeji (@Lytan_deji) September 7, 2019
Nigerians let’s honestly ask ourselves, How did we get here?
— without a silver spoon ✪ (@spectacular_abc) September 7, 2019
They have been robbing us and when you want to challenge you, they will shoot you and the government won’t say anything…
@PoliceNG is a disgrace and disappointment for not handling this body well ….
— NZE NNAOMA….🇳🇬🇳🇬🇬🇭🇬🇭🇬🇭 (@Chijioke_CeJay) September 7, 2019
— Dat Ijaw Boi (@Ebi01743857) September 7, 2019
Also, see what TASUED students did to an FSARS vehicle here