A young Nigerian returnee from the United Arab Emirate (UAE) was intercepted by officers of the Nigeria Police Force on Thursday morning and robbed of N200,000.
According to a Twitter thread by Rinu Oduala, a popular #EndSars activist, the young man who took a taxi from the Murtala Mohammed Airport in Ikeja, Lagos, bumped into police officers along Festac.
A young Nigerian came back from the UAE this morning
Took Uber from the airport to Festac & bumped into Nigerian police officers who profiled, unlawfully searched his phone, harassed & dragged him to their station
See why some of us haven’t removed #EndSARS from our displays?
— Rinu #EndSARS🔥🔫 (@SavvyRinu) April 15, 2021
Narrating his ordeal on Twitter after getting back his money through the intervention of youth and human rights activists, the victim said he was initially asked to give N15million.
“I was actually the victim of this harassment yesterday by a group of police men who forcefully harassed me, took my phones out of my bag and took me to the police station in Area E, Festac town,” he said.
“When we got there I was asked to give them the sum of 15 million but at the end of the day, I was taken to a POS spot opposite the station and they took the sum of 200k from my account for no just reason.
“It took the intervention of @segalink, @SavvyRinu, and @Gifted_Kabi who helped me reach out to the right authorities who sent signals to the Festac police unit for the crime their boys must have done. I want to thank the Area E commander @MuawiyahHalilu, @AcpIshaku, and @PoliceNG@PoliceNG_CRU.”
I was actually the victim of this harassment Yesterday by a group of police men who forcefully harassed me , took my phones out from my bag and took me to the police station in Area E Festac town . https://t.co/dX3nNUS6NL pic.twitter.com/0fNa4rd4zK
— Oddone (@iamoddone) April 16, 2021
The young man also revealed that the police officers involved had been arrested alongside the POS agent who facilitated the transaction.
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