Police in Lagos on Tuesday said they had arrested five Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives over the alleged robbery attempt on one Immanuel James.
It was gathered that the incident occurred at Ago-Palace way, Okota, Lagos.
Spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, SP Chike Oti, said the arrested men were two Inspectors and three Sergeants and members of the SARS operatives attached to Ipakodo.
Oti told newsmen that the men were not operatives from the Federal SARS, Ikeja Unit, as reported by some media outlets.
He, however, said that one Insp. Jude Akhoyemta, who was earlier mentioned in the matter among suspects, was found to be innocent.
“In line with the directive of the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, the Command hereby informs the general public that further enquiry into the allegation of harassment of one Immanuel James Ibe-Anyanwu by SARS operatives at Ago-Palace way, Okota revealed the true identity of officers involved in the highly regrettable incident,” Oti said.
“Those involved are currently undergoing interrogation at the Command’s X-Squad Section and would be marched before an Adjudicating Officer at the Police Provost Department for the commencement of their orderly room trial.”