The Police in Ogun State has captured three of its versatile officials who supposedly extorted one Hezekiah Oluwaponmile, an understudy of the Lagos State University (LASU), of the amount of N153,000.
The cops, joined to PMF16, were recognized as Inspector Sunday John with AP/NO. 310332; Sergeant Jimoh Asimiya with F/NO. 447461 and Sergeant Solomon Adedapo with F/NO. 498346 SGT.
Oluwaponmile had gone via web-based media on Saturday, April 24, to report how the officials had constrained him “at gunpoint” to move N153,000 through a Point of Sale (POS) administrator.
He said he met the cops at Siun, while on his way from Lagos to Abeokuta.
He said: “I revealed to them I am a LASU Student they advised me to open my telephone however I denied it; they took steps to execute me in the event that I didn’t help out them. They drew out a stunner, so I obliged.
“I opened my telephone because of the danger from them and after going through it, I was approached to pay the amount of N1,000,000 however I revealed to them I didn’t have up to that sum.
“They requested that I open my bank application, where they saw an equilibrium of N288,000 and disclosed to me they would gather N250,000 out of it even without mentioning to me what I fouled up.”
After arrangement and arguing, the understudy clarified that he was taken to a POS shop where an amount of N153,000 was moved from his record.
The casualty proceeded: “The exchange receipt of the cash moved showed Ajayi Abayomi Oluwafemi with account number 0131834643 with Union Bank as the recipient of the cash.
“The Paga fellow requested that I erase the alarm message. He likewise requested that I erase the receipt on the application however I rejected.”
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, affirmed the charge, saying, “it is valid.”
Oyeyemi added that the three officials have been captured and are right now going through methodical room preliminary.
“That charge is valid. Those police officers have been captured as coordinated by the Commissioner of Police. They have returned the cash to the proprietor. They are going through departmental methodical room preliminary at this very moment. They are under confinement.
“Discounting the cash isn’t sufficient, the wrongdoing has been carried out. We are simply attempting to connect with the complainant to come and give proof against them at the organized room preliminary so the proper approval will be allotted to them,” Oyeyemi said.
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