Some policemen attached to the Area E station in Festac Town, Lagos State, have been arrested for extorting the sum of N200,000 from a recording artiste.
This was disclosed by the affected artiste, Oddone, who narrated the incident on his Twitter handle, @iamoddone, on Friday
According to Oddone, he was approached by a group of police officers, who took his phones from his bag and marched him to the station on Thursday.
He explained after interrogation, the officers demanded the sum of N15 million, but at the end of the day they took him to a Point Of Sales (POS) agent in the front of the station, where he was forced to give them N200,000 cash from his account.
The POS was also arrested along with the officers.
He tweeted: “I was actually the victim of this harassment Yesterday by a group of policemen who forcefully harassed me , took my phones out from my bag and took me to the police station in Area E Festac town .
“When we got there I was asked to give them the sum of 15 million but at the end of the day, i was taking to a POS spot opposite the station and they took the sum of 200k from my account for no just reason.”
But the money was recovered from the officers after Segun Awosanya, a Human Rights activist; and Rinu Oduoala, a former panel member of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on #EndSars intervened, according to the artiste.
“It took the intervention of @segalink @SavvyRinu @Gifted_Kabi helped me reached out to the right authorities who sent a signals to the Festac police unit for the crime their boys must have done.
“I want to thank the Area E commander @MuawiyahHalilu @AcpIshaku @PoliceNG @PoliceNG_CRU. My money has been Recovered handed over to me.
“The policemen has been locked up and pos agent was also locked up. I believe there’re still Good people in the Nigeria police force .
“I also thank the DPO of festac police Iwansonkun O. Femi.
“Thank you sir,” he stated.