Police Arrests officers who extorted money from motorist in Abuja

Four police officers have been arrested in Abuja for allegedly extorting money from a commuter.

The officers, who were on traffic duty near Area 11, were seen collecting money from a commuter whose identity could not be determined in a viral video clip.

Police Officers Indicted
Police Officers Indicted

Josephine Adeh, the Federal Capital Territory Police Public Relations Officer, said in a statement on Wednesday that the FCT Commissioner of Police, Sunday Babaji, has ordered the officers in the video to be arrested and investigated right away.

The statement reads, “The command wishes to call on anyone who has a way of reaching out to the young man in the video to avail the command of his contact details or relay a message of invitation to the public relations officer of the command.

“The CP, who received the news with grave bewilderment, described the attitude of the officers as discreditable conduct, an act unbecoming of a police officer and a total deviation from the core values of uprightness expected of a police officer.

“The CP also stated that the act is unacceptable and will not be condoned in the command as hesitation will not be made in the administration of a commensurate disciplinary action.”

In the same vein, police authorities has ordered a probe into the alleged professional misconduct, abuse of office and extortion of N22m worth of Bitcoin from two men by some policemen in Lagos State.

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