Osun APC Felicitates With Chief Bisi Akande On 79th Birthday

By Nofisat Marindoti

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in the State of Osun, has congratulated Chief Adebisi Akande on the occasion of his 79th birthday.

In a statement signed by the party’s spokesman, Mr Kunle Oyatomi, APC said the party joined families and friends of the chieftain to honour and celebrate some of his grand achievements.

According to the release, “It was to the credit of Akande that APC was nursed until it was given birth to in 2013. We had to depend on his wisdom and political sagacity in putting together parties of different orientations into one cohesive family that we are today.

“We celebrate his uncommon wisdom, which was not appreciated by some, at the time he was Governor in placing this state on a firm foundation administratively.”

APC said Akande would be treasured for his statesmanship which cuts across party lines and has brought him to the forefront of national leadership.

“Papa turns 79 today, we wish him many more glorious years of selfless service to Osun and the country in general.” the release added.

Meanwhile, the immediate past Honourable Commissioner for Finance and Economic Planning in the State of Osun, Dr. Adewale Bolorunduro, has also felicitated with founding Interim Chairman of the APC, on his Birthday.

In a congratulatory message to mark the birthday of the elder statesman released by his Media Office in Ilesa, Dr. Bolorunduro extolled Chief Akande for his wisdom, sacrifices, forthrightness, patriotism and astute leadership acumen; right from his days of service in the Old Oyo State.

Dr. Bolorunduro described the tenure of Chief Adebisi Akande as Governor of Osun between 1999 and 2003 as one which was “characterized by selfless service and monumental development to mankind leading to a solid foundation for the progressive governance of the Rauf Aregbesola – led Administration.”

“Chief Adebisi Akande, Baba Omo Kekeke himself, has continued to be a bridge between the present and the past with his enormous wealth of experience in public service as a true democrat which has been of immense benefit to many of us who are his political children”, the Former Commissioner added.

He prayed that the Almighty God grant “Chief Akande longer life, more strength, increased wisdom and vitality as his experience is still direly needed especially as Nigeria and the State of Osun moves into another critical electioneering period.’’

Osun LG Election Date Remains Sacrosant, OSIEC Insists

…faults litigation

By Nofisat Marindoti

The Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC), has faulted all litigations against the conduct of local government elections slated for January 27, adding that the election remained sacrosanct.

The Chairman, Mr Segun Oladitan, said this while addressing OSIEC and Ad-hoc staff at Osogbo during a 2-day training workshop for Electoral Officers, Assistant Electoral Officers and OSIEC staff on Tuesday.

Oladitan thereby urged all stakeholders to join hands in making the process free, fair and credible.

Oladitan said that being a lawyer of repute, the litigations after thorough studies, are not sufficient nor capable of putting a halt to the election.

He charged participants to see themselves as ambassadors of the commission and work assiduously to ensure a free, fair, credible and successful election.

The chairman also congratulated the officers for being found worthy of the assignment especially when such election was held 11 years ago, but warned them not to endanger themselves by engaging in any form of electoral malpractice that could land them in trouble.

According to him, only Councillors would be elected at the polls, the officers should educate the electorate on parliamentary system of government adopted by Osun which provides for election of chairmen by prospective elected councillors of local governments.

Oladitan however, disclosed that 18 political parties would participate in the election on Jan. 27 and noted that the Commission is fully prepared for a credible election.

EFCC Re-Arraigns Former FCT Minister, Jumoke Akinjide

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arraigned a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Jumoke Akinjide before a Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos.

Akinjide was re-arraigned before Justice Muslim Hassan on a 24 count charge.

She was charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission alongside a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is said to be at large.

Others named in the charge are Senator Ayo Adeseun and a Chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olarenwaju Otiti.

They were all accused of conspiring to directly take possession of N650million, which they reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act.

The defendants allegedly received the money from Mrs Alison-Madueke in the build-up to the 2015 general election.

The money was said to be part of a larger sum of $115 million allegedly doled out by Mrs Alison-Madueke to influence the outcome of the 2015 presidential election.

One of the charges reads in part: “That you, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke (still at large), Oloye Jumoke Akinjide, Senator Ayo Ademola Adeseun and Chief Olarenwaju Otiti on or about the 26th day of March, 2015, in Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court conspired amongst yourselves to directly take possession of the N650 million which sum you reasonably ought to have known forms part of the proceeds of an unlawful act.

“That you, Oloye Jumoke Akinjide, Senator Ayo Ademola Adeseun and Chief Olanrewaju Otiti on or about the 26th day of March, 2015 in Nigeria, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did conspire amongst yourselves to commit an offence, to wit: making cash payment of the sum of N650 million which sum exceeded the amount authorized by Law without going through financial institution and you thereby committed an offence.”

Last year June, the EFCC had arraigned the defendants before Justice Joyce Abdulmalik sitting at the Federal High Court, Ibadan but the case was transferred to Lagos and this necessitated today’s re-arraignment.

At today’s proceeding, the EFCC arraigned Ms. Akinjide on 9 out of the 24 count charge. She pleaded not guilty.

The second defendant, Senator Ayo Adeseun pleaded not guilty to 17 out of the 24 count charge made against him while the third defendant, Chief Olanrewaju Otiti also pleaded not guilty to 6 of the counts.

Counsel to Akinjide, Bolaji Ayorinde, SAN, then asked the court to allow his client to continue to enjoy bail as earlier granted by the Federal High Court Sitting in Ibadan.

The counsel to the second and third defendant aligned themselves with this request on behalf of their clients.

Justice Muslim Hassan granted the request and ordered that the defendants should continue to enjoy bail.

He then adjourned their trial till February 5, 2018.

Benue Killings: Aregbesola Sues For Peace

By Nofisat Marindoti

Following the recent clash between Herdsmen and farmers in Benue State which resulted in killings, Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has sued for peace, saying it has become imperative for every Nigerian to work assiduously for the peace of the nation by avoiding anything that could lead to war.

Aregbesola said this at the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration in Osogbo, the state capital on Monday.

Aregbesola described peace as the foundation for economic and political development, stressing that no development could take place in a crisis situation.

Bemoaning war and its consequences, Aregbesola urged Nigerians to shun activities that could lead to war in the country.

“Through carelessness, thoughtlessness, selfishness, wickedness and hate mongering, the country may unwittingly be pushing itself towards another war.

“War is a very bad business. It is costly, deadly and ruinous, even for a supposedly winner. It is worse for the loser. Indeed, all are losers in a war. The resources, human and material, used to prosecute wars could have been used for the development of the people. The lesson of history is that nations and people emerged from wars weakened, devastated, poor and vulnerable.

“The worst part is that though a nation’ s decision to go to war or not may be easy before the outbreak of hostilities, it is more difficult and sometimes impossible to decide to stop a war; thus we have prolonged and sometimes an indeterminate war. This is the hard part.

“We see the devastations of war in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon (and closer home) in Liberia and Sierra Leone. While some like Liberia and Sierra Leone are fortunate to put the war behind them, Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen and Iraq have found it difficult to stop their own wars.

“Lebanon lost its Paradise and Pearl of the Middle East status to the United Arab Emirates. The mutual antagonism and distrust that the Nigerian Civil War bred are still with us.” he added.

The Governor also called on Nigerians, especially the youths, to break away from the culture of dependence on the free money from crude oil, urging them to apply their education to solving problems facing humanity.

Aregebsola said this would be the way to make sustainable wealth because oil would soon lose its importance.

According to him, “In the interest of the black race, Nigeria must not just exist, it must be strong to be able to lead the continent to achieve its manifest destiny.

“The greatest riches of the continent are domiciled in the Great Lakes Region comprising Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya , Rwanda , Tanzania and Uganda.

“Nigeria should be strong and provide leadership with South Africa and the leaders of the region to be able to develop these riches for the development of the people of the continent and for Africa to be able to take her place in the world.”

Ebuehi Joins Benfica

Benfica is on the verge of announcing the capture of Nigeria international, Tyronne Ebuehi, according to reports in the Portuguese media yesterday.

Portuguese sports daily Record reported yesterday that the ADO Den Haag right-back is undergoing a medical at Hospital da Luz ahead of his move to the Eagles.

According to www.allnigeriansoccer.om, Ebuehi’s contract with ADO Den Haag runs out in the next five months and the Dutch Eredivisie club have given the green light for him to move to Portugal instead of losing him for nothing at the end of this season.

Benfica are in the market for a right back after losing Portugal star Nélson Semedo to Barcelona last summer while his replacement André Almeida has been linked with a departure from the club in the near future.

Norwich City, RSC Anderlecht and Olympiakos were credited with an interest in Ebuehi before he travelled to the Portuguese capital.

The 22-year-old Ebuehi made his debut for the Super Eagles against Togo in June 2017.

Meanwhile, Belgian-born Nigerian midfielder, Ryan Sanusi, who wants to play for the Super Eagles has been appointed the new captain of Dutch Eredivisie side, Sparta Rotterdam.

Manager Dick Advocaat confirmed at a press conference yesterday that central defender Michel Breuer has lost the captain’s armband to Sanusi.

The Belgian-Nigerian was the third captain of the team, behind Breuer and goalkeeper Roy Kortsmit in the first half of the season.

Sanusi joined Sparta Rotterdam from Willem II in 2015 and helped the club gain promotion to the top-flight in his first season; he has suited up 76 times in all competitions for the oldest club in the Netherlands.

He will lead his teammates, including Nigerian striker Fred Friday, when they enter the pitch in today’s home game against Vitesse.

The 26-year-old is targeting a place in Nigeria’s 23-man 2018 World Cup roster.

Injured Moses Simon Ruled Out For Six Weeks

Super Eagles winger Moses Simon has been ruled out for four to six weeks.

The Gent star damaged his ankle ligaments while in action for Gent in a practice match against German second division side FC Nurnberg after featuring for just 24 minutes in Spain last Tuesday.

According to a report on a Belgian website, nieuwsblad.be, the 22-year-old will miss Gent’s clashes against Lokeren, Antwerp, Club Brugge, AS Eupen, Sint-Truiden and Mechelen.

“Studies now show that the ligaments of his (Simon) ankle are hit, he will be out of four to six weeks. Simon will miss some games and more vital is the top of the billed clash with Club Brugge,” the website claims.

The Nigeria forward has made 18 appearances in the league for Gent this season, scoring five goals.

Gent are fifth in the Belgian top flight with 32 points from 21 games.

Oliseh: My Goal Vs Spain One Of My Best Moments In Life

Former Super Eagles captain and coach, Sunday Oliseh, has described his stunning strike against Spain at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France as one of the best moments in his life, Completesportsnigeria.com (CSN) reports.

Nigeria defeated Spain 3-2 in a enthralling encounter with Oliseh scoring a cracker from 35 yards in the 78th minute to win the game for Nigeria after goals from Mutiu Adepoju and Garba Lawal had restored parity for Nigeria at 2-2.

Fernand Hierro and Raul Gonzalez scored for Spain to hand them the lead twice in the encounter.

Oliseh responded to a video trivia question asked on Twitter by the FIFA World Cup Trivia account in December on who scored the winner in the nerve cracking encounter after the results announced on Monday night.

Oliseh wrote beneath the trivia: “One of my best moments in life.”

Sunday Oliseh reacts after scoring a ‘Tv goal’ against Spain at France 98

Interestingly, Oliseh polled 38% of the 80 votes casted while Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Finidi George and Emmanuel Amuneke had 43%,14% and 5% respectively.

Now the manager of Dutch second division side, Fortuna Sittard, Oliseh has secured a promotion play-off for the club after one year by the virtue of winning the Second Period (match 11 to match 20) of the current season. There are four Periods in the Dutch second tier league which winners qualify to participate in a promotion play-off at the end of the campaign. Only the club that top the 20-team league will get automatic promotion to Eredivisie (the first division).

Fortuna Sittard currently lead the second division league with 44 points from 20 games.

Sittard’s next game is away against Dordrecht next Friday.

CHAN 2018: Yusuf Confident Eagles Will Advance From Group C Despite Draw With Rwanda

Home-based Super Eagles coach, Salisu Yusuf, is still upbeat about his side’s chances of qualifying for the next round despite playing a goalless draw with Rwanda in their opening Group C game of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Monday night.

Yusuf stated during his post match interview that the result was not a setback but rather a wake up call for his side who must take their chances in subsequent games.

The Home Eagles were denied thrice by the crossbar in the first half of the draw.

“Generally, it is not a setback because we created chances and we couldn’t score but if we keep creating chances and hopefully take them, we can beat any team in this tournament,” Yusuf said.

Nigeria face Group C leaders and 2014 winners of the tournament, Libya in their next game on Friday. Libya defeated Equatorial Guinea 3-0 in the ‎group’s other match on Monday.

The Home Eagles are in their third appearance at the tournament and have never reached the finals of the competition with a third place finish their best.

They crashed out of the group stages of the last edition in Rwanda in 2016.

Buhari Sues For Peace As Talks Hold With Benue Stakeholders

President Muhammadu Buhari has made a passionate appeal to the government and people of Benue State to exercise restraint following the recent attacks by herdsmen on some of their communities, assuring that all the perpetrators of violence in the state will be made to face the wrath of the law including any illegally armed militia in the state.

President Buhari stated this while receiving a delegation of political leaders, traditional rulers and elders of the state led by Governor Samuel Ortom at the Presidential Villa.

“Your Excellency, the governor, and all the leaders here, I am appealing to you to try to restrain your people. I assure you that the Police, the Department of State Security and other security agencies had been directed to ensure that all those behind the mayhem get punished.

I ask you in the name of God to accommodate your country men. You can also be assured that I am just as worried, and concerned with the situation,” he said.

The president commiserated with all the victims of the attacks, and the families who lost loved ones and properties, saying that the government would make efforts to ameliorate the situation of all the victims.

Buhari said relevant agencies had been directed to start catering for the humanitarian needs in the state.

The president told the delegation that his administration had already begun a process of finding lasting solution to the perennial challenge of herdsmen conflict with farmers and communities around the country.

He said the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, had been directed to relocate to the state to provide security for lives and properties, urging all Benue indigenes to trust the security agencies and report all suspicious cases of movements in the state.

In his remarks, Governor Ortom said the tension would be reduced with the Federal Government’s intervention to find a lasting solution to the herdsmen attacks.

“We will leave here to rebuild confidence in our people,’’ he said.

The Tor Tiv, James Ortese Iorzua Ayatse, said his entire domain had been thrown into mourning due to the incessant attacks.

“We want you to put an end to the gruesome situation,’’ he added.

Present at the meeting were Benue State Deputy Governor, Benson Abounu; former Senate President, David Mark; former Benue State Governor, George Akume and Sen. Barnabas Gemade.

Others include Sen. J.K Waku, General Lawrence Onoja, John Atom Kpera, former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Michael Aondoakaa, Speaker of Benue State House of Assembly, Terkimbir Kyambe, and other members of the National and State Assembly from the State.

On the proposed cattle colonies, Ortom told journalists after the meeting that his state will not accept the proposed colonies.

Fayemi Mocks 10-year Ban On Seeking Public Office In Ekiti, Calls It A Big Joke From Fayose’s Kangaroo Panel

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has described as “laughable, but ridiculous” the released white paper on the panel set up by Governor Ayo Fayose to investigate the finances of the state between 2010 and 2014 which barred him and his former Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Dapo Kolawole, from holding a public office in the state for 10 years.

In a statement on Monday from his Media Office, Fayemi stated that the verdict was a pre-meditated, crude and ignoble path towards hitting his perceived political foe.

“The attention of the Media Office of the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has been drawn to the pre-meditated verdict of the Ekiti State Government, as contained in the white paper submitted by the panel set up by Governor Ayo Fayose to investigate the finances of the state between 2010 and 2014.

“While we believe it is part of the responsibilities of the state administration to look into the finances of the state at any point in time, we are also of the belief that such must be done in a very responsible manner devoid of prejudice, witch-hunting and a calculated attempt to victimise a citizen.

“In this particular case, the entire process is discredited right from the beginning, as the only agenda of the panel was to rubbish Dr Kayode Fayemi’s public service record.

“One is therefore not surprised at the recommendations of the White Paper: It only goes to confirm our initial position that the panel was compromised right from inception and targeted against Dr Fayemi.

According to the former Ekiti State Governor, “In his desperation, Governor Fayose chose the crude and ignoble path towards hitting a perceived political foe.
“In the process, they ignored the rule of law and behaved as if the court does not matter, thus making their actions subjudice to the court.

“Fayose was however misguided into believing that he could pass a death sentence on Dr Fayemi’s public service with the white paper. This is not only laughable, but ridiculous, as neither Governor Fayose nor his paid agents has the power to bar anyone from political participation.

“The entire process and the character personae involved are discredited and since it is impossible to build something on nothing, legally speaking, their recommendation is not only null and void, it is ultra vires.

“We urge the teeming supporters of Dr Fayemi, the good people of Ekiti State and the general public not to be disturbed by the development. It is simply another act of illegality, from an administration that has elevated political debauchery to state craft.

“It shall not stand. It is nothing but a joke taken too far, perhaps joke of the century.

An Ekiti Judicial Commission of Inquiry had indicted Fayemi and one of his commissioners over alleged mismanagement of the state’s finances between October 2010 and 2014.

The panel was headed by Justice Silas Oyewole (rtd).
The report declared them “as unfit to hold any public office in the state.‎”

The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Ekiti State Government to look into the financial transactions of the state under the administration of Dr. Fayemi had said that the former governor must refund a sum of N2.75 billion allocated from the N25 billion bond obtained by the government for the execution of contract for the construction of Ultra-Modern market in Ado Ekiti, which was never executed.

The commission of inquiry also said that the contractor in respect of the furnishing of the government house built by the Fayemi’s administration should be made to refund a sum of N324.8 million, noting that the contract should not have been more than N280 million..

The panel said it found out that KITWOOD Nigeria Limited to which the furnishing contract of over N600 million was awarded had no traceable address and that “the address on the Letter of Award is a virgin land at opposite the new Central Bank along new Iyin Road, Ado Ekiti.

These and several other revelations were made known when the commission of inquiry submitted its report to the State Governor, Fayose.

On the purchase of vehicles, the panel said “claim by Coscharis Motors that it supplied 235 and/or 250 vehicles was fraudulent and that fraught with so many contradictions.

“That Coscharis Motors supplied some vehicles outside Ekiti State especially, at Ibadan Liaison office when Ekiti State Government does not have a Liaison office in Ibadan. In respect of this, seven vehicles were supplied outside the State and signed for by unknown persons.

That Coscharis Motors only supplied 219 vehicles to the Ekiti State government and that 17 Joylong Buses were supplied to the Ekiti State Government as gift but later carted away.”

On the controversial N852.9 State Universal Education Board (SUBEB) fund, the commission said it was clear that the Government of Dr Fayemi hoodwinked the federal government into paying its own matching grant by obtaining N852, 936,783.12 loan from Access Bank on November 25, 2013 without perfecting documentation in respect of the loan, thereby flouting the provisions of Section 11(2) of the UBEC Act, 2004.

Fresh Controversy Trails Police IGP, Over The Illegal Detention Of London-Based-Lawyer, And Online Publisher

Despite the uproar and condemnation trailing the killings by Fulani herdsmen in Benue and Taraba States, over the Police and security agencies’ handling of the crisis, Ibrahim Idris, Inspector General of Police (IGP) has again managed to open a new controversy on another front after an alleged high handedness in dealings with a London based lawyer and online publisher, and his journalist brother, Tim and Daniel Elombah, respectively, over a publications on a separate platform other than the one managed by Tim and Daniel.

The article in question was published on opinionnigeria.com. While details of the gist bear striking resemblance to an earlier expose by Senator Mesau which is still a matter of Senate Probe and litigation in the court of law, the online article further explored in new details how love struck IGP appears to be relating with his new wife, Astha Ibrahim, a former low ranking officer, who then went ahead to enjoy rapid promotion after her romantic involvement with the chief of police.

The article further impugned the head of police, accusing him of handing over operational responsibilities like officers’ transfer to the wife, even though retired. There hasn’t been any formal rebuttal from the office of the IGP. While Idris is in Benue after being ordered to relocate by President Mohammadu Buhari after the killings of over 70 community residents in the state, Tim and Daniel suffer different agonies in the hands of men of the State Anti Robbery Squads, SARS, after being plucked from their Nnewi home on 1 January this year.

The IGP apparently holds them squarely responsible for the publication.

Tim Elombah is still held incommunicado by the police. Daniel on the other hand is in intensive care at a private hospital in Garki where police have since continued to harass him. At the hospital, when armada visited Daniel, it was gathered from one of the doctors that the journalist had to be put under sedation on account of his spiraling blood pressure.

But late last week, Daniel was summoned by SARS to the police headquarters. Explaining his ordeal, Daniel said. “I was summoned to the SARS and asked to be there by 10am. I obeyed the summons. They took my statement and allowed me to go but my brother remains in detention.

“The remand order for him expired on Tuesday last week, but Tim is still being detained illegally,” Daniel stated.

On the 1st day of January 2018, men of the Federal Special Anti-Armed Robbery Squad, SARS, numbering about fifteen and armed to the teeth allegedly stormed the family compound of the Elombah’s in Edoji, Uruagu Nnewi, Anambra State.

The men who struck around 5.00am on New Year day, climbed over the gate with a ladder and ransacked the entire house. At the end of the operation, six adult male members of the family including Daniel and Tim Elombah were handcuffed, herded into a bus and driven to the SARS Nnewi office where they were briefly detained. Mobile phones and laptops belonging to the members of the family were seized by the team.

No one explained the reason for their arrest thereby throwing the entire family, including their aged mother, their wives and little children into great distress.

Repeated requests for reasons for their arrests were met with a terse, “you’ll be told at the station,” from the policemen.

Their lawyer who attempted to find out the reason for the arrest was told in express terms that they were “acting on orders from above” and was not even allowed to talk to them.

From Nnewi, they were driven to the SARS headquarters in Awkuzu, near Awka, again without being told the reason for their arrest.

At the SARS state headquarters, they were handed over to a different set of four armed men who were later identified as officers from the Special Tactical Squad, STS, a crack team of operatives directly in the office of Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police.

The team leader of the STS explained to them that the Inspector General of Police, IGP, personally ordered the arrest because Tim Elombah, allegedly published an article on the online media, Elombah.com, which article was allegedly aimed at blackmailing the IGP. Repeated requests for details of the offending article were not met but they were told that they would be given the details in Abuja. The STS team leader thereafter released the eldest of the Elombah brothers while three Elombah’s namely: Daniel, Tim and Izuchukwu Elombah, were herded in handcuffs into another bus after they were briefly interrogated.

At this point, the brothers repeatedly requested to be told the offence for which they were arrested but were ignored. The allegation against Izuchukwu, a trader in Niger State was also not provided.

They left Anambra state and arrived at the STS Abuja office around 5:00pm. Tim who is also the editor-in-chief of the online news medium, Elombah.com was grilled for nearly three hours while Daniel and Izuchukwu were detained behind the Counter. All three were eventually interrogated separately for several hours. It thereafter emerged that Tim was accused of publishing the article on opinionnigeria.com.

Attempts at getting Force spokesman, Moshood Jimoh, proved unsuccessful after refusing to neither pick calls nor respond to text.

However, Online Publishers Association of Nigeria, OPAN, have since petitioned the Senate President and Speaker of the House of Reps, Senator Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, respectively.

In their letter, through their lawyer, Malizu Iwudoh of Imperial Legal, Lagos, the association urged the lawmakers wade into the matter. They specically sought three prayers: that the lawmakers condemn the arrests and call the IGP to order; conduct a hearing into the circumstances surrounding the arrest and the detention of the Elombah’s, and the continued detention of Tim Elombah and to conduct a hearing into the excesses of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, unit of the Nigerian Police Force.

Source: http://armada.ng/fresh-controversy-trails-police-igp-illegal-detention-london-based-lawyer-online-publisher/