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What Happened Between Dr Sid & SARS Operatives in Lekki, Lagos?

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Singer Dr Sid was allegedly harassed by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police Force on Wednesday, who mistook him for an internet fraudster (“Yahoo Boy”).

An eyewitness simply identified as Laide, speaking to Instablog9ja said the officers “insulted” and attempted to “assault him physically”.

Laide said the incident occured on Freedom Way, Lekki Phase 1 and that after Dr. Sid was stopped and the officers carried out “routine check” but found nothing. They later seized his phone, Laide added.

“Thanks to ReekadoBanks and K-Solo who were there, before (Basketmouth) who was driving by saw them and stopped to know what was wrong. Then it dawned on the SARS operatives that these guys were not their ‘yahoo boy customer’ Ise baje,” the eyewitness added.

16 Comments

  1. Ec

    April 19, 2018 at 6:43 am

    Yet again these guys will not be held accountable

  2. Kkay

    April 19, 2018 at 8:07 am

    Please, isn’t ‘yahoo’ a local slang for cybercrime/internet fraud? What’s with SARS physically harrassing road-users?! That’s not their job!
    EFCC has cybercrime department and they know how to nab internet fraudsters and ‘yahoo boys’.

    • Ayo

      April 19, 2018 at 6:07 pm

      You can say that again and it’s not ever heard that these internet fraudsters are arrested by anti-fraud unit of the NPF, always SARS

  3. Mrs chidukane

    April 19, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Hmmm,wonderful. They will soon deny it.

  4. Tomiwa

    April 19, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Is Dr.Sid above the law or what? Have you asked yourself whether he was decently dressed or exhibited decorum when he was stopped & the circumstances surrounding the incident?……I am sure if he replied the cops politely & showed some form of identification they wouldn’t have seized his phone or caused a scene.The SARS unit is an appendage of the police force & they have a responsibility to sanitise the polluted society of nefarious elements.And what even makes u feel artists can’t be involved in financial crime with the ostentatious manner they conduct demselves in public.The law enforcement agents where doing there job.They are to bring sanity to the land wen necessary & I am not justifying harrassment but the job has to be done pragmatically to achieve a decent society.i am sure as an artist he probably exhibited some ego or was reluctant or rude.Maybe his car plate number was even covered with leather like most of dem do.

    • Ocean Beauty

      April 19, 2018 at 4:13 pm

      What is this one saying? Until something happens to you, you won’t understand that most times how you talk to these officers don’t matter when they are hell bent on making their daily target.

    • abby

      April 19, 2018 at 5:20 pm

      You are not normal

    • ifedolapo

      April 19, 2018 at 8:26 pm

      Ahn ahn. I think you need to re-read your comment. Were you there? you are using phrases like “I’m sure —“. Be careful how you judge what you do not know it may be your turn soon.

    • Justin

      April 19, 2018 at 8:44 pm

      Trust me…pray this guys don’t come your way,Except you are a fellow police man

    • CrazyWorld

      April 20, 2018 at 1:20 am

      You are saying this because you are poor. If you are below 30, have a car, own an iPhone then you’d understand the things we have to deal with. Polite or not, SARS will humiliate you. If those guys ever find like 5m in your car on a lonely road, I’m very sure they can kill you!

    • Bami

      April 20, 2018 at 5:44 am

      I wish you the same… You don’t know anything about SARS! SARS is nothing but robber!

    • Limizie

      April 20, 2018 at 11:17 pm

      ODE

  5. Osars

    April 20, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    You must be aLazy Nigerian Youth not to know say SARS no get sense

  6. Tomiwa

    April 22, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    I am a doctor & a businessman for your information so I can afford the basic necessities in life & I am never harrassed bcos of m decent disposition…….I don’t go about looking like a ragamuffin….Your filthy replies here are a reflection of the education & moral decadence in the society…….I thought they said dis platform was initiated by femi pedro,s son,s wife…..I thought I was gonna read reasonable comments from constructive thinking elites…..I didn’t know it was artisans that where here too….Bye

    • Fizzy

      April 22, 2018 at 4:14 pm

      Oga dokita Tomiwa alabere shut up and go back to being a babalawo. You are a Doctor of what and you know nothing about SARS yet, you speak with so much confidence? Who is thinking like an artisan now? By the way, are artisans not entitled to air their opinion same way as you have expressed yours? So arrogant, so elitist for nothing. Dokita bye too. Shior & oshisco to you. Sound artisan enough for you? lolz.

  7. Tomiwa

    April 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Lol…….Fizzy or Effizy or whatever……From your post you need psychiatric attention & from your name u are an entertainer or rapper or one of those that should be harrassed by Sars………You are one of the lazy youths the president is reffering to dancing,singing,rapping,acting,blogging,painting or doing comedy or big broda nigeria when you should be thinking constructively to build and add value to Nigeria…….You better go and wash your head at river niger and consider farming so dat u contribute your own quota to the development of your country or visit a herbalist…..

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