3 Police Officers Dismissed For Extortion
Inspector Okelue Nkemeonye, Sergeant Braimoh Sunday and Yusuf Olukoga are no longer with the Nigerian Police Force.
The ex-policemen, led by one Bayo Obadia, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, with AP No, 98199, had reportedly paraded themselves as operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad on June 21, 2017.
It was said that the men stationed a van in front of a bank in Ikorodu, where one of their victims, a graduate, had gone to deposit some money.
On coming out of the bank, they collected his phone and forced him to enter their van.
The graduate, in a petition written to the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit via its Whatsapp number, stated that the policemen accused him of being a Yahoo boy (Internet fraudster), and asked him to pay N1m.
The victim said one of the policemen beat him up and the team eventually collected N50,000 from him.
The PCCRU Commandant, ACP Abayomi Shogunle, said upon the receipt of the victim’s complaint, a team was sent to the Area Command for investigation, adding that they were found culpable.
He said the outcome of the investigation led to the dismissal of the policemen.
The PCRRU commander stated that the move was in line with the efforts of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to flush out unethical officers in the force.