The Oyo State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of 5 policemen for extorting a pupil, recognized merely as Ibrahim, alongside RCC, Outdated Ogbomoso Street, Oyo State.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, who confirmed the event to our correspondent on Wednesday, stated investigation was ongoing.
He stated: “We now have arrested and detained 5 policemen and we’re ready for Ibrahim to return and determine the policemen who allegedly did what he stated they did to him from these detained, and to assist us prosecute these guys by way of a correct search of the room .
“The cash extorted from him was returned; we tracked the operator and the top level of the account the place the cash was paid. All of it occurred immediately.”
PUNCH Metro understood that the scholar was on his method to Lagos when the accused law enforcement officials approached him.
The scholar acknowledged that the law enforcement officials, after stopping the car during which he acquired into, informed him to get out of it and allowed the opposite passengers to proceed their journey.
After disembarking, Ibrahim stated in a publish shared on Twitter by an activist, Rinu Oduala, that the policemen took him to the bush the place they extorted N90,000 from him.
Within the publish, the scholar stated the cash was his college charges, including that he paid the law enforcement officials the cash by way of a merchandising operator.
He additionally acknowledged that a number of makes an attempt to contact the command’s spokesperson, Osifeso and the Commissioner of Police, Adebowale Williams, proved unsuccessful.
The publish learn, “Persons are serving to me, yesterday I used to be illegally extorted on my method to Lagos and referred to as the police skilled and the commissioner, all of them dialed and saved saying the fallacious quantity. However I referred to as the ex-pro, he stated that is their quantity and that is how they work.
“Please mother, assist me, that is my college charges because the sum of 90k out of 93k that’s in my account. I pray you see this so I can clarify the way it occurred. They drove him into the bush and threatened him. Please save me. I pray you see this.
“Probably the most painful half (is that) I informed them these are my college charges and so they extorted N90k out of N93k in my accounts. They only drove me to the bush, they informed one other passenger that they had been taking me to the workplace however I might be a part of them on the in style Amala restaurant in Oyo to attend for me.
“On the way in which they handed by completely different roads and within the automobile they saved telling me to name everybody I do know to ship me cash. I did not inform them to anybody, it is a bit troublesome this time, instantly considered one of them took my telephone and informed me to open my financial institution (app) and I did.
“And so they had been taken to the PoS which I believe is their PoS as a result of after I despatched the cash, they did not get (the) alert. Once I informed him nah awodi police, he stated haa, eyini and instantly gave me money. I can ship you the motive force’s quantity to substantiate that these individuals haven’t any mercy. (I) begged, cried of their automobile. They nonetheless extorted me. They left 3k for me.”