The Lagos state police command has announced that four officers attached to the command are now facing an orderly room trial for extorting a teenager.
The policemen extorted N70, 000 from a 16-year-old student identified as Segun at Isheri area of Lagos and were caught on camera committing the offence.
Lagos police spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi in a statement released on Friday January 22 said the officers who confessed to the crime and refunded the sum to the teenager have been identified as Emmanuel Michael, 40 years, with force number 223329; Sunday Odubiyi, 40 years, Force number 146504; Lawrence Amedu, 39 years, 256496; and Aroye Dickson, 40 years, 255043.
“The Lagos State Police Command has arrested four (4) police Inspectors that allegedly harassed and extorted 70,000 (seventy thousand naira only) from one 16 year old student, Segun, on 18th January, 202, at NGAB Junction, Isheri Area of Lagos State, in a Toyota Corolla car.
“The picture of the policemen, that were caught in the act of unprofessionalism and extortion, had gone viral on the social media which attracted the Complaint Response Unit of the Nigeria Police Force, Force Headquarters Abuja, to track the policemen for necessary police action. The matter was subsequently referred to the Lagos State Police Command for further action.
“After due interrogation, the policemen confessed to the crime and refunded the 70,000 (seven thousand naira) to the student, on bond, which forms the key credible evidence/exhibit in the case.”