The Lagos State Police Command has captured five cops who coerced N705,000 from Kareem Jamiu, a 29-year-old occupant of Sagamu, Ogun State a week ago.
Bala Elkana, the representative of the Lagos Police Command, declared that the cash has been come back to Mr Jamiu and the officials engaged with the blackmail are being held in guardianship and will before long be made to confront fitting disciplinary activities.
The officials were captured after Mr Jamiu revealed the coercion to the Rule of Law and Accountability Advocacy Center (RULAAC), a common society bunch who appealed to the police pecking order to help recover the cash.
Describing how he was blackmailed, Mr Jamiu disclosed to PREMIUM TIMES that five cops who professed to be from the disbanded Inspector General of Police Special Tactical Squad, purportedly hailed him near his habitation close NNPC Sagamu and blamed him for being a cultist and a web fraudster in light of the fact that they saw the photo of a Caucasian woman on his telephone.
“I have a woman I’m dating in America ordinarily, and the woman has been to Nigeria previously. I attempted to disclose to them, I know her relatives and she additionally knows all my relatives,” Jamiu said.
He said his clarification failed to be noticed. The cops along these lines took him from Sagamu to a school inverse the Lagos Police Command, in Ikeja, a separation of 45 kilometers where they coerced him.
He said he initially consented to give the police officers the N100,000 they requested before he could be liberated. In any case, after looking through his telephone the police officers saw he had more cash left in his record and they in this way constrained him to leave behind N705,000.00.
“They took me to the closest filling station around the police road at ikeja state direction to utilize my card for withdrawal,” said Jamiu, who affirmed that the police had restored the cash coerced from him by the rebel officials.