Abuja motivational speaker narrates how policemen extorted 500k from him, accused him of being an IPOB member
A Abuja-based motivational speaker, Solomon Buchi, has narrated how some policemen allegedly assaulted and extorted N500,000 from him and his younger brother in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
In a Twitter post on Tuesday, Buchi said the policemen accused him and his younger brother of being members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB
The tweet read, “I and my kid brother were kidnapped by the police in Abuja around Wuse 2 a couple of hours ago, after eating.
“They swiftly double-crossed our bolt ride, brought out guns and asked us to follow them into their car which wasn’t a police vehicle.
“On getting in, they asked where we were from, and I stated that we’re Igbos from Imo State; they immediately said that we’re members of IPOB; they squeezed us into their car; they were five policemen.
“Long story short, they took our ATM cards and withdrew N500,000 out of the N617,000 that I had in my account. They withdrew my kid brother’s N50,000.
“I begged them that it was my upkeep money for my stay, but they went physical on me, slapped me and asked me to use the N117,000 for myself.
“By the way, they stopped at a junction, and one took off his police uniform and went to withdraw the money using a POS! They also wanted to transfer our crypto. Man, I can’t even talk. I’m traumatised. After everything, they drove us back to town.
“They looked for a dark place, unlocked the handcuffs and gave us our phones and cards. They took my new AirPods and valuables. Phew. This wasn’t the plan at all. I felt so invaded and highly abused.”
The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh, said the Commissioner of Police had ordered an investigation into the matter.
She said, “Following the allegation by Solomon Buchi that officers of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command extorted N550,000 from him and his younger brother at Wuse on Tuesday night, December 28, 2021, the Commissioner of Police, CP Sunday Babaji, has ordered an investigation into the matter.
“Police officers deployed for patrol duties within the Wuse metropolis are being subjected to discreet investigation to fish out the perpetrators of the criminal act.”
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