A Nigerian man who just arrived the country from Dubai and was heading home from the airport, has shared the story of how police officers in Festac town stopped him and extorted N200, 000 from him.
#EndSARS promoter, Rinu, initially shared the story of the man on her Twitter handle. She wrote;
”A young Nigerian came back from the UAE this morning Took Uber from the airport to Festac & bumped into Nigerian police officers who profiled, unlawfully searched his phone, harassed & dragged him to their station See why some of us haven’t removed #EndSARS from our displays?
They forced him to write false statements without his lawyer, then proceeded to ask him to give them N5,000,000. He ended up paying 200k to end the mess. A young Nigerian comes back after years of being away & his first night in the country is filled with nightmares.”
The man later took to Twitter to reveal his identity and recount how the incident happened. He wrote;
”I was actually the victim of this harassment Yesterday by a group of police men who forcefully harassed me , took my phones out from my bag and took me to the police station in Area E Festac town .
When we got there I was asked to give them the sum of 15 million but at the end of the day, i was taking to a POS spot opposite the station and they took the sum of 200k from my account for no just reason . It took the intervention of @segalink @SavvyRinu @Gifted_Kabi
Who helped me reached out to the right authorities who sent a signals to the festac police unit for the crime their boys must have done . I want to thank the Area E commander @MuawiyahHalilu @AcpIshaku @PoliceNG
@PoliceNG_CRU My money has been Recovered handed over to me .
The police men has been locked up and pos agent was also locked up . I believe there’re still Good people in the Nigeria police force . I also thank the DPO of festac police Iwansonkun O. Femi. Thank you sir .”
Confirming the incident to LIB, the spokesperson of the state police command, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the police officers have since been arrested and will be made to face the law.
”It has been handled. The money 200k recovered and returned to the man. The policemen will soon face trial and be punished”he said