According to an interesting story published by Instablog9ja, some officers of the E-Crack Unit of the Rivers State Police Command have mistakenly forgotten a phone in the car of a student of the University of Port Harcourt, UNIPORT, they forcefully extorted N150,000.
The student, who simply gave his name as Victor E, said he went out with two of his friends to get food for his sick girlfriend on February 16, 2021, around the Rumualogu-Alakahia Car Wash axis of Obio-Akpor Local government area when the officers stopped him for a search of his vehicle.
He alleged that that the policemen subsequently seized his phone and that of his friends and later, threatened to take them to the office Economic Financial Crimes Commission or use machetes to butcher them if they refuse to yield to their demand for money.
According to him, after making them drive around some parts of the city, the police officers eventually forced them to go to an ATM machine where they made him withdraw N120, 000 cash which is his bank’s allowed maximum withdrawal for the day.
He added that he was compelled to transfer another N30, 000 to an account belonging to one Udoh Favour, provided by the E-Crack Officers. Victor, however, said luck ran out of the policemen as one of them forgot his phone in his car.
The student told journalists that he quickly switched the Tecno Torchlight phone, to stop the police officers from calling it, using it to trace him, and to use it as evidence against them. He appealed to the new CP Eboka Friday to help him recover his money and bring the police officers to book.
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