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Alleged Extortion, Assault: Eight Rivers Policemen Arrested

Four operatives who allegedly assaulted three men and extorted N6.5m from them have been arrested by the Rivers State Police Command.

They three people were arrested and tagged Internet fraudsters by the policemen in the Omoluwabi in the Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local Government Area of the state.

The policemen ferried them to Delta State where they reportedly collected the money from them after detaining them for two days.

The suspects were arrested on July 31, 2023, and released them on August 1, 2023, NIGERIACRIME gathered.

While parading the criminal policemen, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Emeka Nwonyi, vowed that bad eggs in the command will be sent out of the service at all cost.

The CP said, “You can see some police officers. They have been in detention for more than two weeks now for an offence. They are not from this command, but we arrested them to show that we are here to purge ourselves.

“I don’t think any other organisation has been more purgative like the police in cleaning up the bad eggs in their system and I want to be challenged on that.”

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However, the identities of the police officers were not made open by the police boss.

In a similar manner, Nwonyi paraded another set of four policemen, including three Inspectors, arrested for allegedly assaulting a female commuter.

The spokesman revealed that the accused officers allegedly assaulted the lady around Arcania Junction, Ada George Road in Port Harcourt on Sunday during a stop-and-search operation.

He said, “Upon receipt of the complaint, the commander of the CP Monitoring Unit swung into action and identified the officers as men of an Anti-Cultism Unit on a stop-and-search led by Inspector

Agba Emmanuel, and three others namely Inspector Abgani Peter, Inspector Ozenewa Amadi and Sargeant Akuigbo Bartholomew.

“They have all been arrested and in custody undergoing interrogation.

“Also, I am appealing to the lady who was assaulted to come to my office and give us her side of the incident for proper investigation to be carried out.”

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