During the early hours of Saturday, July 4, a video of self-professed investigative journalist Kemi Olunloyo engaging in a fierce altercation with officials of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS surfaced on social media.
Kemi Olunloyo challenged the SARS officials around the Badore area of Ajah, Lagos.
Specifically, she revealed that the SARS operatives stationed in the area have made it a frequent call to stop and search the car of her artiste Wealth 9ja on a weekly basis, without a search warrant.
Also, in the video, Olunloyo could be seen verbally slamming the SARS operatives for abusing their powers. Equally important, she narrated how it all began via her Twitter handle.
In her words:
“#BREAKING I just ended a very violent verbal altercation with SARS officers @PoliceNG who accused me of harassing them.
It was a 45 min SHOWDOWN in front of @ecobank_nigeria in Badore, Ajah.
I asked everyone to film it. Send me footage email@example.com
“Pls Unroll your @threader_app as this is going to be a long one #ENDSARS @rrslagos767 @PoliceNG.
This situation was diffused 95% with the leader of the SARS team apologizing profusely to me along with 4 cops EXCEPT one who was still abusing me.
A mopol officer nearby ended it #EndSars It all started as my artist told me at a certain junction in Badore, Ajah he is always profiled because of his nice car and outfits as a “Yahoo Boy”.
He is not a criminal.
My artist @iamwealth9ja and my son @Richkjtmusic went to a studio this morning.”
Kemi Olunloyo further revealed how her artiste was extorted due to the manner of his appearance.
Watch the video below.
Continue reading what she wrote;
“When we left the studio for a listening session we got in the car & boom at the junction SARS @PoliceNG pulled @iamwealth9ja aside.
They visibly caused fear for @Richkjtmusic my son who is American and almost dialled @USinNigeria for his protection.
They ordered us out! #EndSARS
“Officer Kelechi taping me was the leader of the team.
His beef was that I harassed him and lied that police ever EXTORTED @iamwealth9ja.
He also demanded to search my bag saying I was hiding DRUGS!
I told him he needed a search warrant cos I know my CIVIL RIGHTS #EndSARS”
Equally important, you can see her tweet below;