The Police in Ogun State has arrested three of its cell officers who reportedly extorted one Hezekiah Oluwaponmile, a scholar of the Lagos State College (LASU), of the sum of N153,000.
The cops, connected to PMF16, had been recognized as Inspector Sunday John with AP/NO. 310332; Sergeant Jimoh Asimiya with F/NO. 447461 and Sergeant Solomon Adedapo with F/NO. 498346 SGT.
Oluwaponmile had taken to the social media on Sunday to report how the officers had compelled him “at gunpoint” to switch N153,000 through a Level of Sale (POS) operator.
The sufferer stated he met the cops at Siun, whereas on his manner from Lagos to Abeokuta.
“I instructed them I’m a LASU Pupil they instructed me to unlock my telephone however I refused; they threatened to kill me if I didn’t cooperate with them. They introduced out a shocker, so I obliged.”
“I opened my telephone because of the menace from them and upon going via it, I used to be requested to pay the sum of N1,000,000 however I instructed them I didn’t have as much as that quantity.
“They requested me to open my financial institution app, the place they noticed a stability of N288,000 and instructed me they’d acquire N250,000 out of it even with out telling me what I did unsuitable,” he stated.
After negotiation and pleading, the scholar defined that he was taken to a POS store the place a sum of N153,000 was transferred from his account.
“The transaction receipt of the cash transferred confirmed Ajayi Abayomi Oluwafemi with account quantity 0131834643 with Union Financial institution because the receiver of the cash.
“The Paga man requested me to delete the alert message. He additionally requested me to delete the receipt on the app however I refused,” he stated on the put up.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the allegation, saying, “it’s true.”
Oyeyemi instructed our correspondent that the three officers have been arrested and are at present present process orderly room trial.
That allegation is true. These policemen have been arrested as directed by the Commissioner of Police. They’ve returned the cash to the proprietor. They’re present process departmental orderly room trial as we communicate. They’re underneath detention.
“Refunding the cash will not be sufficient, the crime has been dedicated. We’re simply attempting to get in contact with the complainant to come back and provides proof towards them on the orderly room trial in order that the suitable sanction can be meted out to them,” Oyeyemi stated.