The Lagos State Police Command has taken over the case involving some unidentified policemen of the Ogudu Police Division who extorted the sum of one hundred thousand naira (N100,000) from an undergraduate of the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
A source revealed to INSIDEMAINLAND that the officers involved in the alleged extortion has been transferred to the state disciplinary committee (Police Provost) and will be punished accordingly.
“The office of the Commissioner of Police is aware as well as the Area Commander in Ogudu, and disciplinary actions will be taken as the officers involved has been transferred to the Provost’s office for proper discipline” the source added.
Although the identity of the officers remains unknown as all efforts to get their identity proved abortive.
It will be recalled that INSIDEMAINLAND had reported that the complainant, Quadri Fasasi, a UNILAG undergraduate was stopped by the officers of the Ogudu Police Division on his way from Ikorodu.
Quadri who has since recovered his money said he was inside an Uber ride when he was stopped for no reason by the policemen who threatened him and took him to the police station.
“Yesterday when i was coming from my sister’s place at Ikorodu, they stopped me on the road and brought me to the Ogudu police station. Then they saw a sim card in my wallet and they accused me of fraud in which i denied.
“Suddenly they started threatening me and that i should pay a million naira. So i started negotiating till will arrived at the sum of a hundred thousand naira. I went to the nearest UBA bank to withdraw the money and gave it to them” he added.