Four Policemen in Force HQ for extorting 16-year-old student


Four policemen, Emmanuel Michael, Sunday Odubiyi, Lawrence Amedu and Aroye Dickson are on the verge of losing their jobs for extorting N70,000 from a 16-year-old student in the Isheri area of Lagos State.

The policemen have been summoned by the Complaints Response Unit of the Nigeria Police Force in Abuja to explain their involvement.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi at the weekend told newsmen “The Complaints Response Unit from the Force Headquarters in Abuja has summoned them and taken over the case. We are waiting for the outcome of their interview with them in Abuja”.

Adejobi had said that the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, ordered the orderly room trial of the errant cops, who were caught harassing and extorting N70,000 from the student, identified simply as Segun, on January 18, 2021, at the NGAB junction, Isheri, in a Toyota Corolla car.

Adejobi stated, “After due interrogation, the policemen confessed to the crime and refunded the N70,000 to the student on bond, which forms the key credible evidence exhibit in the case.

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“The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has condemned the act of the police inspectors, which is detrimental to the image of the police force and counterproductive to the ongoing reform agenda of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.

“He (Odumosu) has, however, ordered the orderly room trial of the inspectors with immediate effect to serve as a deterrent to other criminally-minded police personnel in the command and beyond.”