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Six Policemen in trouble for extorting N100,000 from resident by POS

Six Policemen in trouble for extorting N100,000 from resident by POS

No fewer than six policemen are currently being probed by the Lagos State police command for allegedly extorting N100,000 from a young man.

The officers were reportedly placed under close investigation by the Command after the young man they extorted alerted the public of his ordeal in a thread on Twitter.

In series of tweets yesterday, the boy said the officers stopped him at Soliki in Aguda and after searching him, they escorted him to a POS outlet where he withdrew N100,000 for them to regain his freedom.

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


He recalled that the policemen told him his crime was not having an ID card.

“They 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, then forced me to admit to being a criminal,” the boy further tweeted.

He said when he refused to admit committing any crime, the officers asked him to write a statement and sign papers to bail himself.

“I transferred N100,000 to the POS vendor, and then paid N2,000 for charges”, he added.

The boy, who attached screenshots, narrated how one of the officers threatened to deal with him in a cell and nothing would happen.

But some hours later, the boy went back to Twitter for appreciation, saying the money extorted from him has been refunded.

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