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Police Arrest four Inspectors over Alleged Extortion, Harassment of a Teenager

Following extortion and harrassment of a 16 year old student, Segun, on 18th January, 2021 at NGAB Junction, Isheri Area of Lagos State, in a Toyota Corolla car by men of the Nigeria Police Force, Lagos state Command, the state commissioner of police has announced the arrest of four inspectors of police involved in the act.

The teenager was harassed and extorted in the sum of N70,000 by the said police officers in Isheri area of Lagos.

According to a statement released by the public relations officer of the Lagos state police command, Muyiwa Adejobi, 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.

Adejobi listed the arrested officers to include, Inspr Emmanuel Michael, m, 40 with police number 223329, Inspr Sunday Odubiyi, m, 40 with number 146504, Inspr Lawrence Amedu, m, 39, with his police number as 256496 and Inspr Aroye Dickson, m, 40 with his police rank number 255043.

He siad, “After due interrogation, the policemen confessed to the crime and refunded the N70,000 (seven thousand naira) to the student, on bond, which forms the key credible evidence/exhibit in the case.

Adejobi said, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has condemned the act of the Police Inspectors which is detrimental to the image of the Police Force and counterproductive to the ongoing reform agenda of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, NPM, mni. He has however ordered for the orderly room trial of the Inspectors with immediate effect so as to serve as deterrent to other criminally-minded police personnel in the command and beyond.

Odumosu also warned officers and men in Lagos State that the command will spread its tentacles in fighting against such criminal, unprofessional and disgusting act amongst police personnel in Lagos State. He also assured the general public of people-oriented and community-based policing styles in Lagos State, as justice will be done in Segun’s case.

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