A student of the Lagos State University, Ojo Hezekiah Oluwaponmile has given a graphic account of how some policemen attached to Owode Egba Police Station at Isiun Area of Ogun State at gunpoint extorted the sum of N153,000 from him.
He said he was forced to transfer the money through a POS operator who collected the sum of N3,000 naira from him as service charge.
He said the incident happened on April 24, 2021 on his way to Abeokuta from Oyo State.
He said the armed officers asked him out of his car and demanded for what he does for a living and was asked to open his bank App where they saw a balance of N288,000 and told him they would collect.
“I told them I am a LASU Student, they told me to unlock my phone but I refused; they threatened to kill me if I didn’t cooperate with them. They brought out a shocker, so I obliged.
”The officers asked me how many bank accounts I had and how much was in each of them. “I told them I had two, GT bank and Union bank. So I opened my phone due to the threat from them and upon going through it, I was asked to pay the sum of N1,000,000 but I told them I didn’t have up to that amount.
“Later on, they asked me to open my bank app, where they saw a balance of N288,000 and told me they would collect N250,000 out of it even without telling me what I did wrong. I begged them that I needed the money for some things; they insisted on collecting #150,000.
“Then they asked me to give them my ATM card; I denied having one, so they took me to a Paga shop they have connection with. The Paga man collected a fee of N3,000 after negotiating from N5,000. On a final note, I did a transfer of #153,000.”
The transaction receipt of the money transferred showed Ajayi Abayomi Oluwafemi with account number 0131834643 with Union Bank as the receiver of the extortion.
“The Paga guy asked me to delete the alert message. He also asked me to delete the receipt on the app but I refused. He narrated his ordeal.
Meanwhile the Ogun State Police Command has confirmed that three officers have been identified, arrested and currently facing trial.