A man has cried out for help over an extortion of One hundred thousand naira (#100,000) by men of the Lagos State Police.
According to Oluwagbadura via a long thread on Twitter, he was dubbed a criminal and yahoo boy by the officers simply because he he was with a company laptop and did not have a means of identification as a freelancer.
Akewusolaf gathered that the officers involved were six, around Soliki Aguda area part of Lagos.
While calling for a refund of his hard earned money, Oluwagbadura wrote on Thursday, October 6, 2022;
“The Nigerian Police force today (6th of October, 2022) at 15:44 escorted me to a POS and withdrew 100k of my hard earned money.
“I NEED HELP!
“At around 13:45 the Nigerian police stopped me at Soliki Aguda, Lagos, and conducted the usual search. After NOT finding anything on me they proceeded to seize my phone and company laptop and tagged me a yahoo boy. My crime, they said, is that I do not have an ID card as a freelancer.
“They searched my phone. They called me a criminal for chatting with my friends on WhatsApp. They threatened to shoot and lock me up!
“Next, they took me to their station, just few meters away, then forced me to admit to being a criminal. I refused.
“They then asked me to write a statement and at the end I signed papers to bail myself. I transferred 100k to the POS vendor, and then paid 2k naira for charges. See screenshot.
“There were 6 officers.
Names of the officers I could get
⁃Ojo ozeigbe – this man threatened to deal with me in cell and nothing will happen
“The rest were in mufti including the one who acted as their lead.
“All of these things happened at the Police divisional headquarters, soliki aguda.
“I need Justice and my money back, please!”