“We were treated like criminals” – Man narrates how police extorted him of cash for looking like a fraudster

A man has taken to social media to narrate how some police officers extorted him of cash for looking like an internet fraudster.

He also narrated how he was treated like a criminal by the officers.

We were treated like criminals - Man narrates how police extorted him of cash for looking lailasnews

Taking to Twitter, @DanbabaNaija, narrated that the incident occurred on the 25th of July, 2020, when he and his cousin traveled from Lagos to Benue state.

Calling for the dismantling of check points on the Ore-Benin expressway, @DanbabaNaija, claimed that the officers requested for N150,000 from him, before releasing them.

Read what he wrote below;

“Dear @PoliceNG i left Lagos for Benue State, on Saturday 25/7/2020. aloside my consin we were stopped by some of the members of the Nigeria police force, after so many check points and they asked us to pay the sum of 150,000 for notjust reason, we were forced to a POS

Where we finally withdraw 10,000 Naira. We where treated like a criminal one of the police who name is, Odjon Airemakhu with force No 448533. told us to make another payment because he think i look like a Yahoo Boy, they took us to unknown police station @LagosTalks913

And kept us under the rain for more than 1hour i was beat and insulted by the officers, they directed me to another POS where they charged me 10,000 Naira. It was claim to be declined but the money was debited from my account. I call on @PoliceNG to investigate this matter

With immediate effect and dismantle all the police check points on Ore Benin expressway, especially Benin by pass”

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