Police Kill Four Fake SARS Operatives In Rivers
Four suspects disguising as operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS), were on Saturday, gunned down in Rivers State.
The suspects were killed by F-SARS on Saturday at Ogbogoro community in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State following a distress call from an unidentified member of the public.
The Commander of F-SARS in the state, Mr. Akin Fakorede, who confirmed the development, said his men killed a four-man robbery gang that disguised as SARS operatives to rob some residents.
Fakorede said the criminals engaged the SARS men in a gun battle, adding that his men overpowered and killed the hoodlums.
He noted that the same gang had earlier this year killed a taxi driver operating in the area.
Fakorede said, “A four-man robbery gang with their AK-47 rifles, impersonating as SARS operatives, met their end on December 16, 2017 at Ogbogoro. The gang had gone to rob one Mr. Wey Nwinanadun.
“They went to rob Nwinanadun at his residence in Ogbogoro; the gang had previously robbed in the Ada George and Iwofe area of the City.
“SARS is determined to root out all criminal gangs operating in the state under whatever guise.”