Nigerian Policemen Forcefully Extort N100,000 From Phone Dealer In Lagos
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A mobile phone dealer at the Alaba International Market, Lagos State who identified himself as Onyinyechi Esther Anwusi, has lamented how some policemen attached to the Nigeria Police Force, Lagos State Police Command, forcefully extorted the sum of N100,000 from him without finding incriminating evidence on him.
The policemen are attached to the Okokomaiko division of the Lagos State Police Command.
Applesbite obtained a copy of the transaction receipt of the sum of N101,000 generated from Access Bank mobile App by the victim.
The receipt showed that the money was received by Ndueso Okon Archibong with the account number 9550455342, PalmPay Limited.
The victim narrated that the police officers accosted and searched him without warrant, then forced him to unlock his mobile phone and search through the contents of his phone but nothing incriminating was found.
The officers thereafter forced him to write a statement under duress indicting himself as an internet fraudster popularly known “as a Yahoo Yahoo boy” and forcefully made him pay the sum of N100,000 for doing nothing.
A witness to the incident told SaharaReporters that “This is coming a few days after men of the Nigerian police force, the same Okokomaiko division extorted a citizen of the sum of N31,000 for not having an ID card.”
A senior police officer at the station said the Okokomaiko Divisional Police Officer days ago still settled a similar case among the policemen, adding that the latest incident should be brought to the attention of the DPO.
The state police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, could not be reached for comment.