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Nigerian Police Return N2 Million Extorted From Young Man In Abuja After SaharaReporters’ Report

Nigerian Police Return N2 Million Extorted From Young Man In Abuja After SaharaReporters’ Report
August 5, 2022

The victim said he was treated like a criminal by the policemen who accused him of being a kidnapper. 

The Federal Capital Territory Command of the Nigeria Police has returned the money its personnel extorted from a young man, Emmanuel Ojochagbe Peter. 

SaharaReporters had reported how Peter was arrested by the officers on illegal duty around Byazhin in Kubwa, Abuja. 

The victim said he was treated like a criminal by the policemen who accused him of being a kidnapper. 

According to him, he was later forced to transfer N500,000 four times to one Atatu Ramatu with First Bank account number 2038518054. 

“I was dragged in a bus by six policemen yesterday at Byazhin across Kubwa, they collected my phone from me by force, asked me to unlock my phone which I did after going through my phone and seeing nothing, they started calling me a kidnapper,” he said. 

“I started begging that I was innocent, then they said I better cooperate with them or else I won’t like what’s going to happen to me. I said, ‘please sir, I’m cooperating’; we were on the road going to their station that’s what they said. 

“They then forced me to open my bank app and transferred five hundred thousand (N500,000) four times because my limit per transaction is N500,000, that’s how they sent 2 million naira from my account and dropped me off at Gwarinpa.” 

The young man told SaharaReporters that after the story was published, he was called by the police authorities who got his contact from a journalist from the newspaper. 

“I just received the money. Thank you very much SaharaReporters. Thanks for your assistance. I’m grateful,” Peter told SaharaReporters on Friday evening.