@csrf

08.10.2021 Justice Oyo CP Orders Arrest of Rogue Officers Who Extorted Musician

Published 8th Oct, 2021

By Gabriel Ogunjobi

Ngozi Onadeko, the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, has ordered the arrest of four policemen, including Samson Badru, who extorted N150,000 from Jesugbemi Emmanuel, a young musician, in Ibadan on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Adewale Osifeso, the spokesman of the State Police Command, the preliminary investigation by the police’s inquiry team over the case revealed that Badru does not serve under the state command even though the jurisdiction of his accomplices were yet to be known.

On Thursday, FIJ reported how Emmanuel was physically harassed by these policemen before his phone and alongside the money meant to pay his grandmother, house rent, were collected.

READ MORE: VIDEO: How Oyo Police ‘Extorted’ N150,000 From Young Musician ‘After Multiple Slaps’

In a statement sent to FIJ on Friday evening, Osifeso added: “Investigations are in top gear to apprehend all the officers involved in the unpleasant actions for their various involvements with the assurances of adequate sanctions meted out on all guilty parties upon recommendations from the investigation panel.

“The command sues for calm while appealing to members of the public that no offender(s) would on any account be indulged to evade deserved Justice regardless of status or affiliations.”

Since the proscription of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigerian Police in October 2020, FIJ has reported several cases of police brutality, extortion, and harassment.

Published 8th Oct, 2021

By Gabriel Ogunjobi

Advertisement

Our Stories

Police Officers

In Lagos, Police Officers Take N120,000 From Thespian Amid Slaps

Osun Police Extort N1.01m From Phone Vendor, Customer After ‘Pinning Phone Theft on Them’

Over N16,000 Loan, Zuma Cash Sends Defamatory Message About Customer Before Payment Deadline

For Dragging Door With Them, Suspected Kidnappers Push Woman Off Moving Bus in Lagos

Customer’s N502,000 Still With Travelstart Two Years After Flight Cancellation

Nigerian Gang Black Axe ‘Sends Members to Ireland Banks, IT Firms to Move €14m Realised From Fraud’

4 Years After Maturity, Niger Insurance Has Not Paid Investor’s N380,000

Green Africa Airplane

3 Months After Cancelling Flight, Green Africa Airways Yet to Refund Hairstylist

SPECIAL REPORT: Soilless Farming to the Rescue. How to Boost Agriculture Without Hurting Forests

FCMB Customer Received N485,000 From an Unknown Account. Now, She Fears for Her Life

Advertisement