SARS officers are not supposed to wear plain clothes while on duty - PPRO, Dolapo
Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Dolapo Badmus, has reacted to the viral video of a Police officer who was pictured in plain clothes while carrying a gun.
She said: “Our men in the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) have their mode of dressing which the pictures will be made available to you. The native being worn by that purported SARS is wrong, and the case is still under investigation.
She further revealed that the force has a special outfit for SARS officers which enables citizens to identify them when they are approached by one.
When asked what a citizen needs to do if stopped by a police officer in plain clothes, she said: "Don't forget that we also have the criminal investigation department. They also don't put on uniform. You need to be calm, cautious and talk to the officer. Can you please identify yourself? I need to know who you are."