The sum of eight hundred and ten thousand naira (N810,000.00) allegedly extorted from a victim by some policemen in Abraka, Ethiope-East Local Government Area of Delta State, has been refunded.
This was made known on Sunday by the Committee for the Defense of Human Rights (CDHR), which received the repayment.
Speaking on the development, the Chairman of CDHR, Comrade Amrevuawho Peter Edariese, the police refunded the money in three tranches – four hundred thousand naira, twice, and ten thousand naira between June 3 and June 7.
According to the chairman, the ten thousand naira was for POS charges used in transferring the money from the victim’s account.
The septuagenarian tendered pieces of evidence of the transfer of the money.
According to the septuagenarian, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), CSP Fabian, and his men in Abraka, Ethiope-East Local Government Area, are deeply involved in “heavy extortion” against Nigerian citizens.
Edariese said the Police in Abraka, on Wednesday, May 31, impounded a vehicle belonging to one Christopher Umukoro alleging that he altered on “hand note” given to him without proof.
He said CDHR intervened in the matter and demanded a refund of the said sum since the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Fabian, could not explain the alteration.
According to Edariese, the Police promptly refunded the eight hundred and ten thousand nairas collected from the victim through a Point of Sale, POS, machine that belongs to a policewoman.
When contacted for comments, the DPO, CSP Fabian, in a text message, said, “Good morning I’m sorry, I don’t know what you are talking about.”
In a new development, a 23-year-old man in Adamawa State has confessed to intoxicating a student and raping her.
The youth, Safiyanu Abubakar, a resident of Angwan Chamber in Toungo Local Government Area of southern Adamawa, made the confession to operatives of the state Police Command, who arrested him, according to a statement obtained Saturday morning from the Police Public Relations Officer of the state, SP Suleiman Nguroje.
“I took advantage of her vulnerability after mixing Captain Jack (a hot drink) and Coke and making her take it,” Safiyanu told the Police.
Nguroje said the incident took place earlier in the week, September 12.
According to Nguroje, “The suspect, on 12/9/2023 was said to have paid a visit to the Victim (Name with held) as a friend and Good Samaritan but unfortunately he intoxicated her drinks.”
The spokesman said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Afolabi Babatola, had ordered for immediate prosecution of the suspect on completion of investigation.