A young man identified as Emmanuel Ojochagbe Peter, has narrated how policemen defrauded him of N2 million at a checkpoint in Abuja.
Peter disclosed this on his Twitter page to lament on how policemen extorted him
He said the incident occurred on Tuesday around Byazhin in Kubwa, Abuja.
In the tweets, Peter stated that he was accused to be a kidnapper and treated like a criminal by the policemen.
According to him, he was later forced to transfer N500,000 four times to one Atatu Ramatu with First Bank account number 2038518054
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“I was dragged in a bus by six police men yesterday at Byazhin across kubwa, they collected my phone from me by force, asked me to unlock my phone which i did after going through my phone and seeing nothing they started calling me a kidnapper,” his tweet reads..
“I started begging that i was innocent, then they said I better cooperate with them or else I won’t like what’s going to happen to me, I said please sir I’m cooperating, we where on the road going to their station that’s what they said.
“They then forced me to open my bank app and transferred five hundred thousand (500,000) four times because my limit per transaction is 500,000, thats how they sent 2 million naira from my account and dropped me off at Gwaripa.”
However, DSP Josephine Adeh, the Police Public Relations Officer for the Federal Capital Territory said that she was not aware of the case asking for Peter’s twitter handle to take it up from there.