3 Ogun cops nabbed for extorting LASU students
Segun Ayinde. Abeokuta
The commissioner of police in Ogun state, CP Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate arrest of the three mobile policemen who were alleged to have extorted N153,000 from one Sheriff Adedigba, a student of Lagos State University.
The three policemen, Inspector Sunday John, Sgt. Jimoh Asimiya and Sgt. Solomon Adedapo were alleged to have forcefully extorted the said amount from the complainant while he was travelling from Abeokuta to Lagos.
The police public relations officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated this in a press statement in Abeokuta, the state capital.
Oyeyemi said that, having heard about the incident on social media, the CP Ajogun directed the DPO, Owode Egba Division to fish out the erring officers with immediate effect.
The PPRO said that the three officers were quickly identified and apprehended and the money was recovered from them and given back to the victim as the officers were undergoing departmental orderly room trial where appropriate punishment would be awarded to them.
The CP, therefore, appealed to members of the public not to hesitate to report any officer of the command found doing anything that is not consistent with the law of land.
Ajogun also warned officers and men of the command to desist from any act capable of tarnishing the image of the force, as such will not be condoned.