Lagos state police command have arrested some of its personnel who tortured and exploited one Olumide Bakare of his 260,000 naira.
Olumide Bakare, on Wednesday took to his social media account to narrate his ordeal in the hands of police officers attached to Ogudu Division, who unlawfully arrested, tortured and forced a video statement from him before carting away with his 260,000 naira.
Bakare said he was being conveyed in a taxi which the police men stopped, they unlawfully searched his phones and personal belongings.
Finding nothing except a phrase “gay men dey pay” in a group chat Bakare had with some friends, the rogue officers then unleashed terror on him, checked his bank account balance and then demanded N500,000 only to settle for N260,000 which was transferred to them via Paga.
He further noted that some police officer attached to ogudu division compelled him to make a statement under duress and 260,000 naira was stolen from him by the police officers.
"They beat, threatened and made me feel completely powerless. I have not recovered from the harassment, but I need this story to be out there" he said.
Bakare in his words:
The Lagos state police public relations officer, Bala Elkana said those involved in the act have been apprehended and detained following directives from the state Commissioner of Police (CP) Hakeem Odumosu.
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