An admission seeker identified as Sodiq Oladebo, has called out men of the Nigeria Police Force for extorting him of N20,000 while traveling from Osun to Benin, Edo State.
The incident happened on Saturday, along the Ilesa Expressway area of the state after police officers at a checkpoint stopped the Sienna vehicle which Oladebo and other passengers were travelling in.
The victim narrated how the officers, thereafter, searched their bags and found nothing incriminating but they still intimidated him and made him to give them N20k which was part of the money he was to use to purchase an Interim Joint Matriculation Board form to process his admission into a university.
Oladebo; “We left Old Garage Park in Osun State, and were going to Benin, Edo State. Our vehicle was stopped by the policemen. They checked the passenger at the front and later asked me to come down from the vehicle to identify my luggage.
“They searched and didn’t find anything incriminating. He took my phone from me, unlocked it but didn’t find anything incriminating on it. He returned my phone and said he would take me to the station except I pay N100,000. They had seen N99,000 in my Palm Pay application and my brother gave me the money to purchase the IJMB form.”
According to Oladebo, after a series of back and forth arguments with the police officers, they eventually demanded N20,000 from him.
The young man added; “I transferred the money to a Point-of-Sale operator whom the officers called to the location and they allowed me to go. The policemen were four and in a black Hilux van. My money is still with them.”
A screenshot of the receipt of the transaction showed N20,000 transferred to the Delight Enterprise at 11.34am on Saturday.
In similar news, another Nigerian man cried out online about his ordeal at the hands of police officers that extorted him on June 6, 2023, in Ikate.
He said that he was driving to a site where he works around 9am and was stopped by a team of policemen who extorted him of $20,000 in Bitcoin. The young man said they asked him to alight, which he did only for them to hop into his car and bundle him into their van where he was introduced to their superior officer.
Sharing his experience in a video trending online, he said they handcuffed him and began to rough-handle him when he wanted to defend himself. They forced him to put his password in his phone and checked his account, which was when they saw receipts of bank transactions.
The man said that they drove him to different stations and an EFCC office, and were threatening to him, so he was scared for his life. He said that at some point, they told him that for them to let him go, he would have to give them $20,000 in bitcoin, but he did not know how to do that.
The guy said that they checked his bank app and saw his balance of more than N2m. He said they asked him to transfer the money to someone that would trade his naira and give him the BTC equivalent.
After he was made to call people and did the transaction under coercion, they drove him round Lagos until the BTC dropped in their account, then he was dropped around Obalende.