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ASSAULT CLAIM: Police urge Ikechukwu to lodge formal report

ASSAULT CLAIM: Police urge Ikechukwu to lodge formal report

Rapper turned actor, Ikechukwu Onunaku has been urged by Nigerian Police Force, to lodge a formal complaint after he took to social media to reveal how he was allegedly kidnapped and extorted by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Reacting to the claim by the rapper on Friday, the Lagos State Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Bala Elkana, asked the rapper to make a formal report, if he was sure of his allegations.

He said: “He needs to step forward with the relevant facts to enable us investigate the allegations.”

Ikechukwu who revealed the experience on his Instagram page on Thursday, accused SARS operatives of dragging him out of an Uber taxi in the Lekki Phase 1 area of Lagos and bundled into a Hilux van.

According to the rapper, the SARS operatives drove him to Lagos Island and forced him to withdraw all the money in his account after threatening to implicate him if he chose not to heed to their demand.

He wrote; “I was kidnapped by SARS last night (Wednesday) two minutes away from my house, taken to Lagos Island and made to exhaust my ATM allowance or I would be killed and no one would know.

“Not by armed robbers but when you are robbed and they are armed fully, five AK-47s. Blows to the head and bundled into a vehicle. Isn’t it the same thing and then after, you will now tell me our government is working or things are in place.

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“Let me tell you now straight up, I don’t care who you are if you are rolling solo in this town and SARS get you, day or night if they get your phone, it’s over for you. They don’t have names or numbers on their uniforms.

“They literally said to me ‘Na u burn this our Hilux here yesterday abi?’ acting like they didn’t know who I am and they were going to implicate me in anything they felt or do with me what they would.

“After collecting all the money on Lagos Island, they started laughing and telling me I was too stubborn that when would I introduce them to Don Jazzy. Oh, so you know me?

“One even bragged about working a lot with Wazobia FM. Thanks for that info, at least now I have a point to start my own investigation. I could have been shot and left in the dark space on that dark road. No ID, no phone. Who would identify me? Who would be looking for me for days? After all, my people saw me enter Uber and heading home.

“It’s a good day to be alive. I don’t even know what hashtag to put sef. It’s ok. I recorded a video initially from when I got home last night but it was too long and it made me cry again. So, I just said lemme just yan straight, no need for that at the moment. Just the facts. We are not safe. End of story. Know as you dey take move,” he added.

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