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Cops accused of extorting Anambra bizman of N810,000 face probe

The Anambra State Police Command says it has begun a seek for some yet-to-be-identified cops on the Area Command, Onitsha, who allegedly extorted a younger businessman of the sum of N810,000 in Onitsha, the business nerve centre of the state.

The info on the alleged extortion was posted on the X.com deal with of the Nigeria Police Force, @policeNG, by a social media person.

According to the submit, the cops forcefully took the cash from the younger man after they levelled an undisclosed offence towards him.

The social media person wrote, “N810,000 legal extortion by alleged cops from Area Command, Onitsha, Anambra State: Dear @policeNG, kindly look into this case and assist us fish out these officers which have continued to destroy the picture of the police drive.

“We don’t wish to maintain seeing or listening to a few of these horrifying tales and I can think about the worry they subjected this younger man earlier than forcefully taking his cash.

“The young man has stated he will identify the officers and we are on standby to hear that justice has been served. These actions are the reason there is a disconnect between the police and the people.”

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Reacting to the submit, the spokesman for the Anambra State Police Command, SP Tochukwu Ikenga, stated the command was conscious of the submit and had initiated steps to establish the alleged officer.

Ikenga stated the details about the incident had been escalated to the Area Commander Onitsha for essential actions.

He stated, “The Anambra State Police Command is conscious of the knowledge on the X.com social media platform of the alleged extortion of the sum of Eight hundred and Ten thousand Naira solely by a yet-to-be-identified officer of the Command and has initiated steps to establish the alleged officer.

Information concerning the incident has been escalated to the Area Commander Onitsha for essential actions.

“Meanwhile, the command additionally needs to ask the sufferer to come back to the Police Command Headquarters, Awka on the Police Public Relations Office to assist us with extra info that may assist in facilitating the required procedures concerned within the course of.

“Further details shall be communicated, please.”

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