Extortion: Kogi CP identifies alleged culprits, investigations commence

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The Kogi State Police Command says it has arrested those of its men involved in extorting a passenger of N25,000, which video had currently gone viral on the social media.

The video surfaced with a voice at the background detailing what happened to a particular passenger on Adogo- Okene Road, who was slapped and forced to disembark from a commercial bus he was travelling in.

The background voice alleged further that the young passenger was accused of being a ‘yahoo boy’ euphemism for a cyber fraudster, and one of the policemen attached Adogo division had to followed him to withdraw N25,000

The Inspector -General of Police had immediately ordered the CP, Kogi, Idrisu Dabban to fish out the culprits.

A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Kogi State Police Command, William Aya indicated that the culprits had been identified and investigations had commenced on the matter.

The statement read, “Kogi State Police Command has commenced investigations into a trending video where Police personnel attached to Adogo Division, while on patrol duty along Adogo-Okene road, reportedly extorted the sum of Twenty-Five Thousand Naira (N25,000) from a traveller while another was physically assaulted by one of the men in uniform.

“The Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command, CP Idrisu Dauda Dabban, psc (+), fdc, while condemning the incident, noted that the Police officers have been identified and detained at the State Criminal Investigations Department.

“The officers are: ASP Isah Barnabas, Inspector Ifediegwu Godwin, Sgt Emmanuel Ochima and CPL Umameh Mathias who physically assaulted one of the travellers.

“The Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) has been issued an official query while the three (3) other junior officers are currently undergoing orderly room trial (Police internal disciplinary actions).

“The CP further noted that the Command is doing its best to establish contact with the victims. He enjoined the victims to reach out to the Command thorough 08107899269.

“He assured that any of the officers found wanting in the investigations would be dealt with accordingly.”

 

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