Police officer cum music artiste , Abayomi Ekundayo , aka Yomi SARS, has said that there was no time he joined the campaign to end the Special Anti – Robbery Squad .
Recall that a video surfaced online where he was caught on camera, calling for an end to SARS.
Yomi told us that as a policeman , he couldn ’ t say anything bad about the force regardless of the circumstances .
He said , “ Yes , I saw the post but there was no time I said end SARS. When I was about to leave a show in Surulere , Lagos , last Sunday , Zlatan Ibile saw me and started shouting ‘ End SARS’ .
He was obviously joking while recording it . I then asked why he was shouting ‘ End SARS’ . That was what happened . ”
Ekundayo said the video didn’ t disturb him because he knew he didn ’ t cross the line.
He stated , “The video is nothing . If it was an issue, I wouldn’ t have allowed him to post it .
Captions by bloggers made it look like I wanted to sabotage where I eat from .
If SARS is ended , who will protect the people ? I wish all policemen are social media savvy like me .
I am sure if they see the killings on social media, they will be more cautious while discharging their duties . ”
On insinuations that alcohol could be responsible for his action on the said night , Yomi SARS maintained that he stopped drinking four years ago .
He said , “ Nobody has called me from the police authorities to explain myself .
I don’ t drink. The last time I took alcohol was four years ago .
In the video, did you see me holding any drink?”
The cop also maintained that people usually embraced him on the streets , admitting that he also got death threats on social media .
He stated , “ I don’ t care much about what people say to me on social media.
I’ ve said it several times that I don’ t work with SARS anymore.
I know my fans and my fans still show me love.
People have the right to protest if something terrible happens . But as a policeman , I have to obey orders .
I am for the people and the police because I am a singer and a policeman .
If the police authorities had called me to explain myself , it would be an opportunity for me to suggest a way out of this issue between the force and the people . ”