In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 17th, August, 2020

Grasping Police Sergeant Who Extorted N1.8m ‘Funeral Cash’ From A Teenager in Delta Uncovered

Greedy Police Sergeant Who Extorted N1.8m 'Funeral Money' From A Teenager in Delta Exposed

The police extorted the teenager

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A police Sergeant recognized as Nelson Onyenibe with drive quantity 456246 might have landed himself in deep trouble after allegedly extorting N1.eight million from a young person he accused of web fraud.


Based on Vanguard, the policeman hooked up to Particular Protecting Unit (SPU) Base 5, Benin-Metropolis, Edo State, deserted his AK-47 rifle with serial quantity B11343170 and 30 rounds of ammunition earlier than vanishing into skinny air.


Onyenibe was mentioned to be a member of a police group that accosted recognized as Valuable Idisi on Tuesday, August 11.


The group mentioned to be working in a Toyota Camry automotive alongside DSC Categorical Highway, Ughelli South native authorities space of Delta State, after they waylaid and his buddy, handcuffed and accused him of being an web fraudster.


Onyenibe was mentioned to be on particular guard responsibility at a lodge within the neighborhood on the time of the incident.


The policemen reportedly went by way of Idisi’s cellphone, together with his financial institution assertion. They had been mentioned to have transferred N1.eight million from ’s account.


Idisi, who reported the matter on the Ebremede Police Division two days after the incident, mentioned that the cash was a part of N2 million despatched to him by his elder brother residing in Germany for the burial ceremony of his late father.


A safety supply from the Ebremede police division confirmed the incident to Vanguard on Sunday saying:

“Based on the sufferer, the quantity was a part of N2million despatched to him by his elder brother residing in Germany for use for the funeral rites of their late father.

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They had been subsequently taken to a Level Of Sale, POS operator recognized as Ofuya Religion at PTI junction the place Valuable was compelled to forcefully make a withdrawal of N1.8million.

“Upon reporting the matter on the police station, the DPO directed the Divisional Crime Officer I, DSP Yerimah Ikerodah within the firm of one other policeman to go and arrest the suspect.

“Sadly, on arrival on the lodge the place the suspect was stationed, DSP Yerimah started negotiating for a share of the cash with the suspect, an incident that led to the sergeant escaping after leaping the fence of the lodge leaving his rifle and ammunition behind.

“Nevertheless, DSP Yerimah has been issued with a question for disobedience to lawful order, discreditable conduct and sabotage whereas the wage account of the fleeing sergeant has been frozen with the POS operator equally arrested and detained pending additional investigation.”


Although the State Police Public Relations Officer, Onome Onowakpoyeya couldn’t be reached for feedback when contacted, the safety supply confused that the police has additionally launched a manhunt for the fleeing police sergeant and his accomplices.


Talking on the incident, an Urhobo youth chief who earlier introduced the matter earlier than the DPO, Efemena Umukoro, mentioned the actions of policemen extorting cash from non-public people within the state is quick changing into an everyday incidence including that the state commissioner of police has ordered for a full-scale investigation into the incident.


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