A Nigerian man serving in the US Army has blasted the Nigeria Police Force, accusing them of kidnapping and extorting his son.
Nnee Samuel said his son, who is schooling in Nigeria, was stopped by police officers in Bori, Khana Local Government Area of Rivers State. He explained that the officers allegedly harassed his son because of the phone he was holding and the wristwatch he had on, which he said he bought for his son.
“I take care of my son, am not the kind to abandon my son. I give him what he needs not what he wants.
“These policemen saw my son and took him, dragged him around with guns because of the kind of phone he was holding. They threw him in their van, threatened to kill him. My son tried to call me, he couldn’t get me because my phone was on airplane mode because of what I was doing, I was at my unit doing soldier thing,” he said.
Samuel claimed the policemen dragged his son into their van and pointed a gun at him, threatening to kill him.
He alleged that they then took his son to an ATM and forced him to withdraw all his money
“They dragged my son around, took him to where they withdrew all the money he had in his account. What else is stealing, what else is a financial crime,” he queried.
The devastated father called out the Nigerian police, accusing them of being the “biggest criminals in uniform and in guns”.
He promised to file a lawsuit against the officers involved.
He said: “I think the EFCC needs to look at the police first. Some of us overseas are killing ourselves doing the right thing, representing Nigeria well. The Nigerian Police are the biggest criminals in uniform and in guns. They go about victimizing innocent Nigerians, the ones that are doing right.
“The trauma these people put my son through. I’m filing a lawsuit against that police unit.”