Police Dismiss FSARS Operative Accused Of Extorting N5,000 From Woman

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Updated September 1, 2018
Police Dismiss FSARS Operative Accused Of Extorting N5,000 From Woman
Charles Omotosho


The police have dismissed an operative of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), Inspector Charles Omotosho, over an allegation of extortion.

The Force Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) revealed this in a series of tweets on Friday, three months after Omotosho was arrested for the offence.

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His dismissal was approved by the Assistant Inspector General of Police Zone 2, Lagos, Ibrahim Adamu, following a review of the Orderly Room proceedings, the PCRRU added.

According to the unit, Omotosho was found guilty of the anti-corruption laws of the police while his uniforms and identity card have since been retrieved from him.

The police also demoted other accomplices of the dismissed inspector, whose identities were not disclosed, from the rank of sergeant to corporal.

Photo: Twitter/ @PoliceNG_PCRRU


Omotosho was apprehended in May for allegedly arresting a lady in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, after which he was said to have forcefully collected N5,000 from the victim.

The police said he was immediately removed from front-line duties and taken into custody after the dismissed officer was identified to have committed the crime.

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Dismissed police officer, Inspector Charles Omotosho, holding a copy of his statement of bank account which confirms the alleged extortion of N5,000.


A screenshot of the complaint as received by the Police PCRRU via Twitter