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Canadian Authorities Deny SARS Officer Asylum Application

Canadian Authorities Deny SARS Officer Asylum Application
  • PublishedApril 14, 2021


Authorities of Canada have denied an asylum application of a Nigerian named Olusola Wazzi Popoola.

News has it that Olusola’s application was denied by the Canadian Authorities due to his involvement with the defunct Anti-Robbery Saquard (SARS), a special unit under the Nigerian Police.

Olushola was a police officer attached to SARS unit in Lagos command between 2009 and 2011.

Findings revealled that Olusola travelled to the United States in year 2016 after his resignation from the police force in year 2015 from where he decided to crossed to Canada claiming refugee status and filed an application for asylum.

Olusola application was rejected and denied by the Canadian authorities.

According to the authorities, they said, “There we’re reasonable grounds to believe that he (Olusola) engaged in crimes against humanity while serving as a police officer in Nigeria.

“The SARS in particular, is singled out in the documentary evidence as one of the most brutal units of the Force and that is a crime against humanity”.

The Canada’s position has been praised by many Nigerians and Africans who took to social media to express their feelings.

Among the various post by Nigerians on social media reads; “For Those who Think #EndSARS protest did us no good, take a look at this! Yaaaaaaaaaay! You go nowhere Mr SARS man.”

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