Police Parades 4 Officers Involved In Viral Extortion Video
Four police officers involved in an extortion while on duty in Abuja have been arrested.
Touchaheart Nigeria reports that in a viral video, officers on traffic duty along Area 11 are seen attempting to extort a young man who has yet to be identified.
The officers were arrested after FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Sunday Babaji, ordered an investigation in response to the video’s reactions.
The FCT police command urged residents who may have contact with the alleged extortion victim to contact the authority, particularly the command’s office of the Police Public Relations Officer, to assist in their investigation.
“The CP who received the news with great surprise described the officers’ behavior as discreditable, an act unbecoming of a police officer, and a total departure from the core values of uprightness expected of a police officer.”
The CP also stated that the act is unacceptable and will not be tolerated in the command, as the administration of a commensurate disciplinary action will not be delayed.
“In light of the foregoing, CP wishes to remind residents, while registering the Command’s unwavering commitment to service in accordance with standard best practices, of the availability of the Public Complaints Bureau line; 0902 222 2352, a number specially created for members of the public to report any unprofessional conduct of Police officers while discharging their duties.”
“Finally, while urging residents not to relent in cooperating with the Police in terms of providing timely and accurate information relevant in fighting crime and criminality in the FCT, the command implores residents to report all suspicious movements, emergencies, or distresses through the following lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883.”