In Abuja, Extortionate Police Officers ‘Steal’ Over N300,000 from Corp Member

Amazing Grace, a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Abuja has detailed how some police officers extorted N364,825 from him despite showing them his identity card.

In a Twitter post, Grace alleged that the police officers forcefully drove him to a secluded area, and collected his ATM card including the pin. Thereafter, they drove off and he would receive debit alerts of six consecutive transactions.

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According to him, the extortionate officers accosted him in front of Shoprite/Gateway in Lugbe, Abuja.

“This happened right now,” Grace tweeted. “I just got extorted by some policemen who picked me up in front of SHOPRITE/ GATEWAY Lugbe Abuja. They took my atm card from me and the pin and then went on and removed all my money… they never allowed me to make any single call.”

“Even after I told them I am a corp member they still didn’t listen even after they saw my ID Card…. They kept on driving to different lonely places and then got to a spot where one of the officers came down and collected my card and pin,” he added.

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However, the FCT Police Command in response to the tweet asked the victim to call a certain phone number. The victim later tweeted that he was invited by the police for assistance and would be giving an update later.

“Update… I just called @FCT_PoliceNG and I was asked to come for further assistance, I am on my way going to Garki now. Thank you all for your retweets and I will keep you all updated,” he noted.

Efforts to get in touch with the victim proved abortive as he had not responded to an inquiry sent to him at press time.

Josephine Adeh, spokesman for FCT Police Command confirmed the incident. She told WikkiTimes the matter is being investigated to find the identities of the perpetrators. According to her, the force will ensure justice is done.


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