Following public outrage over the arrest of Moses Motoni, a project tracking officer with a civic advocacy organization, BudgIT, the Nigerian Police have finally granted him bail.
In a statement on its social media handles, the police said Motoni was not arrested by SARS operatives but by a police team “on the case of Inciting Public Disturbance reported against him which occurred on the 1st and 2nd of December, 2017 at Gbako, Tandzun and Bida Villages on Federal Constituency Project.”
The clarification on who made the arrest was necessary as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has come under fire in recent days over its high-handedness.
“Moses Motoni is alive, healthy and in good condition. The matter is under investigation as Mr. Moses is been released on Bail. The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP JIMOH MOSHOOD visited him. Subsequently, Moses has been asked to reach out to his office and relative to come take him on bail,” the police statement said.