A real estate consultant who simply identified himself as Oluwaseun has recounted his harrowing encounter with police officers who extorted him of N100,000 for ‘looking like a fraudster.’
Narrating the incident, Oluwaseun said the incident happened last week in front of the station around the Ring Road area in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital when he was returning from a friend’s place in company with his brother.
The victim lamented that while the attempt to extort him lasted, they were treated like criminals.
SaharaReporters reported that the graduate of Building Technology, also indicted the Divisional Police Officer of being involved.
In his words;
“They checked my car papers and found everything complete. A rogue officer who later identified himself as Benjamin asked what I do for a living and I told him I work with an estate firm.
“So he asked me to unlock my phone but I initially refused. So, they threatened to kill me and my younger brother if I refused to cooperate with them. They brought out a ‘shocker’ (taser), so I obliged. They then checked my phone and found nothing incriminating, but insisted I was a fraudster and was too fresh to be a builder.
“I was asked to pay the sum of N1,000,000 but I told them I didn’t have up to that amount. Later on, they asked me to pay N500,000 even without telling me what I did wrong.
“I begged them but they insisted on collecting N100,000. Meanwhile, my brother just collected over N100,000 he wanted to go and pay in the bank as his school fees; I think that was what that officer Ben saw that made him to suspect us. They told us to go and bring the cash and they removed N100,000 from it.
“After taking the N100,000 by force, they released us and asked us to go. As I was going out, that officer called Ben came to meet me and gave me his phone number, here is the number; 08125758821, he told me to call him anytime I need police assistance.
“He collected my number as well and threatened to kill me in case I inform anybody about what happened.”
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