Retired ASP, police sergeant pretending to be SARS officers arrested for ‘robbery’ in Lagos

In an unusual twist of events, two officers of the police force are being investigated for robbery.

A police sergeant, Yakubu Aiyegba, and a retired Assistant Superintendent of Police, Obosa Augustine, have been arrested for alleged robbery in Lagos.

According to PUNCH, they were apprehended along with a taxi driver, Godwin George, by operatives from the Shasha Police Station.

It was learnt that Aiyegba and Augustine were notorious for raiding a hotel in Egbeda and extorting money from guests in the facility. They reportedly paraded themselves as operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State Command.

They were said to have forcefully collected a sum of N50,000 and a laptop from an unnamed guest a few weeks ago. The trio went back to the facility – Ehis Hotel – on Wednesday on another extortionate raid.

They were allegedly in the middle of the act when operatives from the Shasha division, who acted on a tip-off, stormed the hotel and picked them up. The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the arrest, adding that investigations were ongoing.

 

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