Oyo State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of five policemen who extorted allegedly a student identified simply as Ibrahim of his school fees along the RCC, Old Ogbomoso Road, Oyo State.
The student was on his way to Lagos when he was confronted by the policemen. He was ordered to disembark from the vehicle, while other passengers were asked to continue their journey. They reportedly took him to a nearby bush where they extorted N90,000 from him.
According to the state police command spokesperson, Adewale Osifeso, the investigation is ongoing.
“We have arrested and detained five policemen and we are waiting for Ibrahim to come and identify the policemen that allegedly did what he said they did to him out of those detained, and for him to also help us initiate the prosecution procedure against those guys through an orderly room trial.
“The money extorted from him has been recovered; we traced the operator and the endpoint of the account where the money was lodged. All that happened today.”