How touts started respecting me after I rescued a police officer – Filmmaker, Umoren

A Nigerian filmmaker, Imoh Umoren has recounted how he saved a police officer from a group of touts and the subsequent respect it earned him.

He said that he stopped them when they were beating up the police personnel only for them to turn on him and dispossess him of his personal effects.

Imoh said he took the matter to the chairman of the area boys, who then ordered them to return everything back to him.

According to the TV producer, he gave the chairman some money as well as the asaulted security personnel and till this day the touts throw salutations whenever they see him.

In his words; “I once stopped area boys from beating up a police man, then the area boys obtained me, then I went to see their chairman who made them return everything to me and I found him something and found the policeman something. Now those area boys call me Chairman when they see me.”

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In another news…

Five suspected internet fraudsters commonly known as Yahoo Boys have been arrested by the Bauchi state police for allegedly holding 23-year-old Ojo Robi David hostage over the sharing of $3,800.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, in a statement made available to journalists, outlined the details of the incident.

Wakil said: “The suspects kidnapped Ojo Tobi David, 23, a 400-level student of SLT Bauchi State University, Gadau (BASUG), from Federal Low-Cost Housing Estate of Azare Town, Bauchi State.

“After kidnapping the victim, the suspects snatched a Toyota Camry 2010 with Reg No. KYW-925-SB, took their victim inside and swiftly headed to the Misau Road Azare.

“A preliminary investigation at Divisional Police Headquarters Azare indicates that the crux of the matter was a result of a misunderstanding over the sharing of 3800 US dollars obtained in a Yahoo transaction. The case will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) Bauchi for further investigation.”