SARS operative dismissed in Kogi for Killing Livestock Trader

The Kogi State Police Command has dismissed a police sergeant attached to the Special Anti Robbery Squared (SARS) , Ibrahim Isah, for allegedly killing a livestock dealer, Ali Ibrahim Mbaba, at Ganaja village, and arraigned him before a Lokoja Chief Magistrate court.

It would be recalled that on the 13th of March, 2018, men of the Special Anti Robbery Squared (SARS) were alleged to have shot dead a livestock dealer at Ganaja village Lokoja, which caused serious confusion and pandemonium as resident ran for safety of their lives.

The Special Adviser to the Kogi state governor on Security, Jerry Omodara, who was present to placate irate youth assured the protesters that justice would be done.

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Justice has indeed been done, as Isah who pulled the trigger and who has been remanded in custody for the alleged offence, was arraigned by the police before a Chief Magistrate court on Tuesday in handcuffs, on count bordering on culpable homicide,

The charges were read to the accused, who broke down in tears and was cautioned by the Chief Magistrate, Levi Animoku, while crying uncontrollably inside the court before his case was mentioned.

“What have I done to myself? What did I do? Call my wife for me,” Isah kept saying aloud.

Arguing for the rejection of his bail, the prosecution counsel, Barrister Muhammed Sanni Inuwa, submitted that the offense in question, committed by the dismissed police officer was not bailable.

He then moved an application for the adjournment of the case to enable him prepare and bring other witnesses to court.

Animoku, who immediately declined jurisdiction of the court to handle the matter, directed the court registrar to transfer the case file to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

The chief magistrate granted the application and remanded the suspect in prison, just as he adjourned the matter till May 9, 2018, for further hearing.