The authentic operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) led by Rivers Commander of F-SARS, Akin Fakorede yesterday has arrested two men parading themselves as officers of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS).
The suspects; a fake Commander of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS), Kenneth Obunwa, and a fake officer of F-SARS, Oluwagbenga Abe, were both apprehended on Tuesday morning at Igwuruta near Port Harcourt in Ikwerre LGA of Rivers state and will soon appear in court appear in court, to serve as a deterrent to other criminal-minded persons.
The Rivers State Commander of SARS, Akin Fakorode, paraded the suspects yesterday, said they were arrested after the command received a distress call around 7 a.m. on Tuesday. Obunwa is said to be an indigene of Egi in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State and Abe, who claims to hail from Ijero-Ekiti in Ekiti State, are both said to be married with children.
The Rivers State Commander of SARS further stated that: “F-SARS received a distress call that Obunwa and Abe, who claimed to be operatives of F-SARS, accosted Pastor Finan and his younger brother and subjected them to thorough search in their compound at Igwuruta, with undisclosed sum of money extorted from them.
“The suspects impersonated as operatives of F-SARS and they have been doing it for a while. We quickly responded to the distress call, because the members of the public adequately utilized the distress lines that we gave. We traced the impersonators and we arrested them. We have a lot of miscreants who are impersonating security agents, especially F-SARS, thereby harassing, intimidating and extorting money from innocent members of the public, who ought to be very vigilant.”
“I wish to admonish members of the public that whenever they find operatives of F-SARS extorting money or persons claiming to be from F-SARS, but involved in impersonation, they should please notify F-SARS through these numbers: 08054000001, 08057000002 and 08057000003, as well as Rivers State Police Command’s Control Room numbers: 08098880134 and 08032003514.”