In a viral video that has been making rounds on the internet, Nigerian comedian, Mr. Macaroni was seen confronting some operatives of the Lagos State police for allegedly extorting N30k (thirty thousand naira) from an innocent young man.
According to the man, the police wanted to drag him to the station for an unknown offense but while begging them, they told him to pay N30k into one of their accounts. The young man, who showed the transaction details in the video, told the comedian that they collected the money for an offense he didn't commit.
Following this, the comedian took his time to confront the security operatives, as he also ordered them to refund the man's money.
A lot of things like this do happen daily, but in this article, I would be sharing one thing to note from this event:
Always Say No To Extortion
One thing to note is that we should always say no to extortion. If Mr. Macaroni didn't intervene, the young would have lost his hard-earned money to those police officers. If the young man is sure there is nothing incriminating on his phone, he should have confronted them instead of paying the money.
In my opinion, ending extortion begins when we don't agree to bribe the police for unknown offences.
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