A Nigerian man took to Twitter to allege that his brother was arrested by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad [SARS], for having a condom with him and they are demanding money.
The police has though reacted to the claims by giving their own side of the story.
Taking to Twitter, user @ajuicygeorge wrote that his brother has been in custody since last night for being in possession of a condom.
"SARS AT SARS ROAD has been holding my brother since yday night that they saw him with condom. He slept here and we’ve been looking for him, we only discovered this morning and they are asking for money!!!!
You call yourself Anti robbery Squad and you are arresting an adult for holding a condom! And made him sleep at police station Please RT this I’m currently at sars office at sars road
This particular squad is always at Obiri ikwerre junction!!!"
Reacting to the claims, the police COMPLAINT RESPONSE UNIT (CRU), said the young man was arrested for being in possession of a used condom, and that his partner was in serious panic.
See their response below;
"The lady he sleep with was in serious panic, the lady is also in the vehicle , not knowing what he want to use the fluid for. He is just under investigation and nobody is demanding money from him.
The OC Anti Cultism responded, that the Young man was intercepted on a Road block with fluid packed in a Condom, put in a pure water bag."
SARS AT SARS ROAD has been holding my brother since yday night that they saw him with condom. He slept here and we’ve been looking for him, we only discovered this morning and they are asking for money!!!!— PH Point 1 (@ajuicygeorge) April 27, 2021