A Nigerian businessman has recounted his disheartening encounter with some rogue police officers that extorted him while he was traveling.
He revealed that the officers forcefully extorted the sum of N20,000 (Twenty Thousand Naira) from him despite not finding any incriminating evidence on him.
Narrating his ordeal to SaharaReporters, the entrepreneur said the incident occurred on Wednesday along Ogbaku/Ihiala road while he was on his way to Lagos from Aba, Abia State.
According to him, the police officers attached to the Ogbaku division of the Imo State Police Command stopped the vehicle he was travelling in and searched him after they forced him to unlock his mobile phone and searched through the contents.
When they could not find anything incriminating on his phone, the security agents then accused him of looking like a wanted member of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and asked him to pay the sum of N20,000 before he would be released.
He added that the pol!cemen took him and other young men to a POS joint and directed them to withdraw different amounts to bail themselves.
The transaction receipt showed that N20,000 was received by Lady J Chevron POS Store with a Monie Point Micro Finance bank account.
The victim narrated; “I was held hostage by team of pol!cemen on gunpoint who said I looked like a wanted IPOB member. They later asked me to transfer money to them. For my safety, I had to transfer N20,000 to a money point account bearing Lady J Chevron POS Store with account number.
“I wasn’t the only one arrested and accused of being an IPOB member. They removed their name tag, they came from Ogbaku police station in Imo State. No name was written in the car they brought, it’s a small car they used.”
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