In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 12th, August, 2020

Revealed! How Police Officers Extorted Cash From Pupil For Utilizing Two Telephones

Revealed! How Police Officers Extorted Money From Student For Using Two Phones

The policemen and the switch receipt

 

Nicholas Victor, a Nationwide Diploma 2 scholar of the Auchi Polytechnic, has accused some policemen hooked up to the Kogi State Police Command of extorting cash from him as a result of he owns two telephones, The PUNCH experiences.

Victor stated he was on his option to Auchi on August four, 2020 to gather his Nationwide ID card when the policemen, who had been at a checkpoint on the Okene space of Kogi State, stopped the motive force of the bus he was travelling in.

He defined that the policemen ordered all of the male passengers out of the bus and began checking their telephones.

The 22-year-old famous that whereas all the opposite passengers paid numerous sums, the officers refused to launch him regardless of providing them N4,200.

He stated the officers insisted on an even bigger sum as a result of he had two telephones, including that his mom was pressured to switch N70,000 into the checking account of one of many officers, recognized as John Eshiobugie.

Victor stated, “The opposite guys on the bus with me kind out themselves on the scene. When the cops informed me to pay them, I informed them that I didn’t have any cash on me besides N4,200, which they refused to gather. They requested why I’d not have cash on me and labelled me an Web fraudster as a result of I used to be holding two telephones.

“After they went by way of my telephones, they noticed my girlfriend’s photos and ordered me to enter their van, threatening that I must bail myself earlier than I’d be allowed to go.

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“They requested me to pay N100,000 and earlier than I might utter a phrase, one among them had slapped me, whereas one other cocked his gun, threatening to shoot. The officers ordered the motive force of the bus to go that I used to be not severe and that after I pay them, I’d be launched. The driving force and different occupants begged on my behalf, however the officers threatened to shoot them if they didn’t go away.

“I then begged them to provide me my telephones to name my mom. After I referred to as her, she begged them to gather the N4,200, however they refused.

“My mum begged them to take N10,000; they stated they might solely acquire N70,000. So, my mum didn’t have any selection than to ship the cash she needed to make use of to purchase tiles for her new home.

“She is a single mom who doesn’t have something, however the police collected the little cash we had been managing. When she despatched the cash, the officers didn’t launch me until one among them bought an alert on his cellphone.”

The Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, Willaims Aya, who said that he was not conscious of the incident, urged our correspondent to ahead all needed particulars to him to help police investigation into the matter.

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