Mr. Atey, a Nigerian Oil and Gas expert, has been allegedly extorted of N50,000 after being arrested by some Lagos State SARS officers who accused him of being a fraudster for applying for a South African visa.
While recounting his ordeal and how he managed to get the picture of one of them, Atey, said:
“So yesterday I was about driving from Ajangbadi to lekki when these police officers who were in a mini van and weren’t on uniform stopped me and wanted to see my I.d.
I showed them and the leader insisted I followed them and when we got there they searched my car and found documents I used in applying for a South African visa and the leader was like why “why do you want to travel to SA, you’re a thief!
I laughed it off cu it sounded funny. So they took me in and were interrogating me on the documents and id they found on me(which was an Id of the previous company I worked with,which I decided to hold on to cuz they they never paid me my outstanding salary.
To cut the long story short they took my phones,my car key,my wallet and because I wouldn’t yield to bribing them because they tagged me as a yahoo boy after they had already searched my phones and found nothing incriminating. .
They cuffed me and put me in a cell like a common criminal. But I wasn’t having all of that time wasting because I have to submit another visa application this week before going offshore on Saturday so the leader then asked his boys to follow me to withdraw the sum of 50k he said he wasn’t going to take less.
It was an annoying sum but I did because I was going to expose those criminals in uniform afterwards. Gave them the money and they were all smiles. Collected the number of the leader cuz i was going to search for him on Facebook or WhatsApp to get his pictures. Asked for his name, he said ken but I searched on Truecaller and found it as okon.“