Monday, 24 July 2017

Police Axe Three for Extortion

Three police officers, Inspector Okelue Nkemeonye, Sergent Braimoh Sunday and Sergent Yusuf Olukoga, who were attached to Area “N” Command, Ijede-Ikorodu, have been dismissed from the Nigerian Police Force for extortion.
Their orderly room trial and subsequent dismissal followed a complaint of extortion received from a member the public. It was also found that the axed officers also extorted N200, 000 from a group of boys whom they tagged Yahoo boys. The complaint states as follows:

“My name is (withheld), I went to the bank this morning to deposit money to a Company’s account (name withheld) but there was no network so I deposited the money into my personal account to do the transfer to the account later. When I came out of the bank, a car packed full of some SARS policemen wearing black cloth with anti-robbery squad written at the back. I was told to enter the vehicle with a gun pointed at me. They collected my mobile phone and asked me what I do for a living I told them that I had just finish my youth service and I am leaving with my brother and I pointed my brother shop for them to stop by and see him because he was the one that sent me to the bank, they refused to wait and they did not allow me to pick my calls and call out. I received an alert on my phone with the money I went to deposit they search my phone on seeing the alert they started roping that am a yahoo boy telling me that I would pay them 1Million, one of them slapped me, they drove us around places in Ikorodu, ijede, gberigbe, ibeshe, igbe, ikpakodo, itaelewa, agric and first gate harassing people, moving them in the car and collecting huge amount from them. They collected N50, 000.00 from me but I notice that each junctions that we reached people were hailing there leader by his nickname (OJ. Ojewunmi). And one by name Austin slapped me. They picked me up around 9am and dropped me 6pm in the evening after collecting money from me. They even use my account to collect money from the guys that I met in the car and used my ATM to withdraw from them.”

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