SARS Officer Arrested After Killing Undergraduate, Dumping Body In bootThe Lagos State police command has arrested the Special Anti Robbery Squad officer, who allegedly shot an undergraduate of a polytechnic in Edo State, Joseph Eidonojie-Ugbeni.
The officer was picked up on Friday, Daily Post reports. It had been previously reported that some SARS officers were chasing a notorious suspected Internet fraudster, identified as Badoo, who had parked his car and fled upon sighting the officers at Ogoja Market, along LASU-Igando Road.
The operatives were said to have started shooting sporadically and one of the bullets hit Joseph who had gone to buy a drink with his cousin. After shooting the innocent undergraduate, it was then narrated by his cousin that the officer dumped the body in the boot of Badoo's car.
It was gathered on Sunday that the officer that fired the shot had been arrested and taken to the scene of the incident.
Punch quoted a source as saying that, “he was arrested on Friday and taken in handcuffs to the place where the incident happened.” The source said the suspect had been detained.
He said, “Badoo lives in that community and is popular; the SARS officers also know him. He was not their target that day. They had actually conducted a raid and arrested some people. They were leaving when they sighted him in his car. They called his name and he quickly abandoned his car and fled.
“He had just returned from the bank that day. Badoo had travelled to South Africa and had recently returned to the community.”
The victim’s father, Patrick Eidonojie-Ugbeni, demanded justice for the son. Daily post quotes him saying, “The Badoo they were chasing showed up on Friday at the SARS office with his lawyer and parents. I met the Officer-in-Charge of SARS as well. They shot my son in the head and they claimed that he had a gun and that they shot him in self-defence. How is that possible when he was shot in the head from behind? All I want now is that the police should release the post-mortem result and the police report on the incident.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, who had earlier confirmed the incident to DAILY POST, said the case had been transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
Source: Daily Post