The Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, has confirmed the arrest and detention of four policemen who were said to have extorted two students of the sum of N30,000 at the Computer Village area of the city.
He added that the four police officers, who were from Ikeja Division and led by ASP Ariyo Ezekiel, are to face necessary disciplinary actions while the said money had been recovered and ready to be returned.
Hundeyin disclosed these on his Twitter handle while responding to the tweets of a man who narrated how the policemen extorted the students who came to repair a gadget at the Computer Village.
(Caption): Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos Police PRO.
The man, whose Twitter handle is @TobiDaGreatest, disclosed that the two men, whose names he gave as Oluwasegun and Ayodeji, students of Yaba College of Technology and National Open University, were extorted of the money after they had allegedly demanded for N500,000.
According to him, they came to the Computer Village to repair a gadget and the technician could not finish on time, and so, they decided to leave, only for police van to park behind them and they were taken to the station.
He added that after some time, the policemen demanded for N500,000 but they said they did not have such an amount. They were eventually taken to a Point of Sales (POS) stand inside the police barracks where the money was transferred before they were allowed to go.
Displaying photographs of the arrested men as well as the transaction details on a phone, the man said the two students need justice and they should have their money back.
Below are screenshots of some of the tweets by the man:
Responding to the tweets however, Hundeyin said the policemen involved had been identified and the money recovered while necessary disciplinary actions would be taken against them and below is the screenshot of the tweet by Hundeyin:
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