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How I Was Assaulted and Extorted By Police Officers Dressed in SARS Uniforms, Notorious For Terrorizing Residents of Akwa Ibom — Recently Married Man

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A recently married man claims that certain police officers wearing the branded uniforms of the infamous Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), which was abolished last year after #EndSARS demonstrations, extorted him and his trainee. According to him, this might suggest that SARS has been resurrected in Akwa Ibom State. SARS was infamous for its violence, extrajudicial executions, and violations of human rights. Mohammed Adamu, the former Inspector General of Police, announced the disbandment of the police squad on October 11, 2020, after a countrywide outcry against its violence. The guy bemoaned to SaharaReporters that he and his apprentice were allegedly extorted of N25,000 by operatives dressed in SARS uniforms at the Area Command in Ikot Ekpene. He said that he was handcuffed by police officers in the manner of a criminal while his home was searched. Bassey Nyong was recognised as the head of the squad that abused and extorted him by the service engineer. "That day was a Monday,