Police Officers and POS Operator Arrested for Robbing UAE returnee

Police officers and POS operator have been arrested for robbing a UAE returnee in Lagos on Thursday the 15th of April, 2021.

Some Police Officers and a point of sale (POS) operator are currently locked behind bars following the extortion of a United Arab Emirates (UAE) returnee.

The incident happened on Thursday the 15th of April at the Festac area of Lagos. The victim was seen parting with N200,000 after a series of harassments from the officers.

The victim’s predicament was publicized by one Rinu Oduala on her Twitter handle @SavvyRinu.

According to her, the man took an Uber from the airport to Festac and bumped into Nigerian police officers who profiled, unlawfully searched his phone, assaulted, and forced him to their station. The police officers also forced him to write false statements without his lawyer, then went further to ask him to give them N5,000,000. He ended up paying N200,000 to put an end to the trouble he was facing.

Rinu Oduala lamented that it was very unfortunate that the young Nigerian came back to his country after years of being away and his first night in the country was filled with nightmares. The incident occurred at Area E, Festac Command.

The tweet was made around 10:46 pm on Thursday. On Friday she gave an update that the guy has collected his money back from the police. She appreciated @segalink and ACP Ishaku, Muawiyah Halilu, and Femi Iwasokun for getting involved in the matter.

The victim identified himself with his picture and the money recovered via his Twitter handle @iamoddone. He said the officers demanded a sum of N15 million but he ended up giving them N200,000.

According to the man, he said he was actually the victim of this harassment yesterday (Thursday) by a group of policemen who forcefully assaulted him, took his phones out from his bag, and carried him to the police station in Area E Festac Town.

With gratitude, he stated that his money has been recovered and given to him. The policemen have been arrested and the POS agent was also locked up. “I believe there are still good people in the Nigerian police force.”

“I am also grateful to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Festac police station Iwansonkun Femi.”

Muyiwa Adejobi, a Superintendent (SP), Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident, stating that the officers are being interrogated.

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