The Imo State Police Command has confirmed the identification, arrest, and detention of its personnel alleged to have extorted the sum of N60,000 from a citizen of the state.
Online media platforms were awash with a story of some police officers commandeering one Victor Aguwah to a POS center where he was forced to withdraw and hand over N60,000 to them.
Aguwah was traveling from Sam Mbakwe Airport to his hometown in Mbaise when the money was allegedly extorted from him.
In a statement signed by the spokesman of the police in the state, CSP Michael Abattam disclosed that the detained officers will undergo an orderly room trial.
The command said it has established contact with the victim through his cell phone and he is at present cooperating with the command in seeing that he gets justice.
The command assured of its commitment in ensuring that no officer found in corrupt practices will be spared even as it promised that to make the outcome of the investigation and trial will be made public.
The statement reads; ”The Imo State Police Command has commenced investigations into a report making rounds online where the personnel was reportedly alleged to have extorted the sum of Sixty Thousand Naira (N60,000.00) from one Victor Aguwah travelling from the Sam Mbakwe Airport to his home town in Mbaise.
“The Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Rabiu Hussaini, psc, while condemning the incident, confirmed that the officers have been identified, arrested, and detained at the State Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department (SCIID), where they will be made to face disciplinary action in an orderly room trial (Police Internal Disciplinary Action).
“The Command has established contact with the victim through his cell phone and he is currently cooperating with the command in seeing that he gets justice.
“The Commissioner of Police, Imo State command, while commending the good people of Imo State, assured them of the Command’s commitment under his watch, in ensuring that no Police officer found in corrupt practices will be spared. He assured all and sundry of making the outcome of the investigation and trial public.”