A man haw written to the Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, detailing how policemen in one of the divisions in the state command led him to a Point of Sale (POS) and made him to withdraw the sum of N100,000 from his account.
He has therefore implored the police PRO to help him look into the matter with a view to getting his money back.
The man, whose name is Oliwagbadura with the Twitter handle @ojogbadura, disclosed in a series of tweets how policemen stopped him at Aguda, Surulere and branded him as an internet fraudster after searching him and not finding anything on him.
Displaying the transaction receipt of the money he transferred, he added that he was able to get the names of two out of the six officers who extorted the money from him.
According to his tweets: “The Nigerian Police Force today (6th of October, 2022) at 3:44 p.m. escorted me to a POS and withdrew N100,000 of my hard earned money.
“At around 1:45 p m., the police stopped me at Soliki Aguda, Lagos, and conducted the usual search. After not finding anything on me, they proceeded to seize my phone and company laptop and tagged me a Yahoo Boy. My crime, they said, is that I did not have an ID card as a freelancer.
“They searched my phone. They called me a criminal for chatting with my friends on WhatsApp. They threatened to shoot and lock me up! Next, they took me to their station, just few metres away, then forced me to admit to being a criminal. I refused.
“They then asked me to write a statement and at the end, I signed papers to bail myself. I transferred N100,000 to the POS vendor, and then paid N2,000 for charges.
“There were six officers. Names of the officers I could get ⁃AbdulKareem Sulaiman, Ojo Ozeigbe – this man threatened to deal with me in cell and nothing will happen.
“The rest were in mufti including the one who acted as their lead. All of these things happened at the Police Divisional Headquarters, Soliki Aguda. I need justice and my money back, please!”
Below is one of the tweets by the man on the matter:
However, reacting to the tweets, Hundeyin told him that he had contacted the DPO of the station over the matter and he had send messages to the man.
Below is the tweet of Hundeyin responding to the incident: