How police officers extorted N6.5m from us, victims narrate
Victims of the N6.5 million worth of police extortion in Rivers State have narrated their ordeal in the hands of the suspected rogue operatives.
The arrested officers were on Monday paraded by the Rivers State Police Command.
One of the victims, Promise Patrick, said the police officers picked them up on July 31, from Ikiri junction, Omoku in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Council of Rivers State.
Patrick explained that while he was driving, the armed officers, who were six in number, double-crossed them.
He said the officers took them to different locations, then from Rivers to Bayelsa State, to Delta State.
Patrick said they slept on the way, in the car at Ughelli in Delta State till dawn.
According to him, while in Delta state, the police officers collected N2 million from one of them, and also collected N4.5 million from him, totalling N6.5 million.
Meanwhile, the National Coordinator of the Centre for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign, Prince Wiro, has given more insight into how the police officers were arrested.
Wiro said from the clues received, the name, picture, and Force Identification number of one of the officers was revealed.
Wiro said he took the victims to the office of the Rivers State Public Relations Officer where the clues were given to the police and the victims made their statements.
The rights advocate disclosed that through investigation, one of the officers was arrested, and led to the capture of three others.
He urged the police to ensure justice is done to all parties to serve as deterrent to others who may want to involve in extortion and unprofessional conducts.
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