SARS OPERATIVES SHOT ME AND DEMANDED N200, 000 FOR MY RELEASE - VICTIM
A victim of the recently disbanded operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) identified as Obinna Onuka, has said that the police unit shot at him and demanded N200, 000 for his release.
Onuka made this disclosure on Tuesday, November 24, at the Abia State Judicial Panel of Inquiry sitting.
According to the victim’s account, he was asleep with his wife, son, and mother when he heard a noise at his residence in Amuke Ohafia.
He revealed that the noise became louder when some unknown persons scaled the fence of his house and forced their way into his apartment.
Onuka said on opening the door, he discovered that they were SARS operatives, and added that they shot him in his arm.
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He said; “When my mother, who is suffering from stroke, told them that she was having a problem with her legs, one of them pushed her from the bed and she fell down. One of the police, a female, took my mother’s phone and N10,000 somebody gave it to her.
“They then dragged me to my room where they collected my phone that costs N23,000, as well as N21,000 that I kept in the house.”
He disclosed that his uncle, Agwu Okwara, came to the State Criminal and Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), where the SARS boss demanded N200, 000 for his release.
Onuka, who is a commercial motorcycle rider, revealed that he had to sell his bike to raise part of the money for his release.
The Panel chairman, Hon. Justice Sunday Imo, adjourned the case till December 8.