Nigerian man arrested by SARS agents in Port Harcourt, allegedly killed in custody
A young man arrested on January 5, 2020 by officers of the disbanded SARS Task Force, Kingsley Tariuwa, was allegedly killed in their custody.
He was reportedly detained by SARS agents on January 5 in Port Harcourt.
He was arrested along with three other people at the Boss lounge, a popular nightclub in Port Harcourt, around 8:00 pm by people identified as SARS employees.
Upon arrival, SARS employees were let in by a mobile police officer named Elisha Hassan, a nightclub security guard. Someone in the living room recognized Kingsley and told his family about his arrest.
The next day, his brothers went to the boss’s room to confirm that this had happened. They met with mobile police officer Elisha Hassan, who allegedly authorized SARS agents to inquire about Kingsley. He told them that the arrest was carried out by SARS officers.
Kingsley’s older brother, Tariuwa Ezekiel, went to the SARS office in Port Harcourt to inquire about his brother’s arrest, but was told he was not there.
He also went to their headquarters and to the woman who was looking for Kingsley by radio, radio, but none of the stations agreed to keep him in custody.
A mobile officer in the boss’s room advised him to go and confirm once again who actually made the arrest. When he returned to the club, Mopol officer Elisha Hassan still insisted it was SARS.
Their car is boldly engraved with information about this anti-theft task force. That the boys followed them calmly and that most of the people in the room did not know what had happened. Now he called the phone number that the SARS officer had left him.
When the SARS officer who allegedly made the arrest was called and selected that call, Hassan told him that he was Mopol’s man at the nightclub last night, that the relatives of the boys they arrested were here with him. … And the SARS officer on the other end of the phone would say; “Forget about them! They don’t come to our office today.
In fact, the commander doesn’t say no to him, but we are arresting the boys. we do not travel with these guys, you must understand, we do not release them, we do not reach each other, nothing happens. “
The Police Commissioner has charged the state CIID DCP with the case. ASP Rufus was the alleged IPO and in charge of the CIID state business.
He invited the mobile police officer, boss room management, and SARS to report it to the state traffic police on January 16.
Everyone came except SARS. Hassan, a mobile police officer, was arrested. ASP RUFUS then invited SARS again, but they did not show up. When SARS refused to report, Ezekiel Tariuwa contacted the police about the case, but received a case that has not tracked any CRU100371 since January 20.
Unfortunately, it was revealed that Kingsley Tariuwa was allegedly killed in custody by SARS agents on January 5 by CSP Jovinus Iwu, his body was turned over to UPTH and his family was not notified for over 10 months.