A Nigerian barber has taken to social media to lament about being harassed and extorted by men of the Lagos state police command.
He said they emptied his bank account of N100,800, after accusing him of being an internet fraudster (Yahoo Boy).
The young man said the police stopped his Uber and when they saw that he was using an iPhone 14 Pro Max, they decided to threaten him.
The guy known as @alilmoonn, said that they demanded N2million from him and said that if he does not provide it, they will pin a crime on him and hand him over to EFCC.
He pleaded for well-meaning Nigerians to seek justice on his behalf and called on the police authorities to help him get the N100k back.
He wrote; “In my life I have never been this scared, Nigeria is so scared, I was abused today by the Nigerian police men? They were 4 men plus the driver, was coming back from the federal registry at ikoyi, this men stop my Uber drive and asked him to open his boot, he did.
The police men found nothing the other one asked me to come down and meet their boss, I did and the boss asked me to enter a inside the car they’re using to patrol they carried me and say they want to report me to the Efcc, I’m a barber by profession, I have my certificate, I’m innocent, this men pressed me to the extent I couldn’t breathe and I was begging them so I can take air they refused, they said I’m using an iPhone 14 pro max I’m into fraud, i swear on my life I have never done anything like that in my life!
The police men said I should pay them 2 million naira, firstly they took my phone from me, I can’t even reach my mom or family, I told them that I don’t have up to that amount they’re requesting and I pleaded for them to stop so I can but they never listen!!! It’s so sad Nigeria
So the man check my UBA balance and found out I didn’t have such amount and the them to collect 100k from me, I did nothing they didn’t see any fraud activity in my phone, the man said if I did pay they will beat me or take me to the efcc and lock me up.
I was begging I told them it’s my hard earn money Nigeria is hard and this men still making it unbearable for us😢 it’s very sad 😔 they took the 100k from my bank I couldn’t take pictures of the police because they’re with my phones.
I only have the picture from the POS slips.. this men are in second rainbow Lagos State. I need my 100k back @PoliceNG”.