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Police Interrogate Six Officers Accused Of Extortion In Lagos

Six officers accused of extortion have been summoned by the Lagos State Police Command to answer query.

The police officers, who were accused of extorting a member of the public of N100,000, were summoned to the force’s headquarters in the Ikeja part of the state.

This was confirmed by the command’s spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin on Friday.

He said, “Six policemen are involved in the matter. They have been summoned to the headquarters in Ikeja for interrogation. The money involved has been collected back for the owner.

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“The complainant positively identified them all. They have been handed over to the Provost department for appropriate disciplinary measures.”

A member of the public simply identified as Oluwagbadura, on his verified Twitter handle, alleged that some policemen extorted him on Thursday.

He claimed that around 2:45 p.m., some police officers stopped him at Soliki, Aguda, Lagos and conducted the usual search on him.

Oluwagbadura alleged that at about 3:44 p.m., the officers escorted him to a POS and withdrew N100,000 of his “hard-earned money”.

He said, “After the search and not finding anything on me, they proceeded to seize my phone and company laptop and tagged me a yahoo boy.

“My crime, they said, is that I do not have an ID card as a freelancer.nThey searched my phone. They called me a criminal for chatting with my friends on WhatsApp.

“They threatened to shoot and lock me up! Next, they took me to their station, just few meters away, then forced me to admit to being a criminal.”

Oluwagbadura further said that he refused to admit committing any crime, stressing that the officers then asked him to write a statement and, thereafter, signed papers to bail himself.

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