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Anambra Police nab cops over N.5m extortion

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The Anambra state police command has arrested some unnamed officers for allegedly extorting the sum of N500,000 from a citizen of the state.

The police public relations officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, who disclosed this in a statement, said the officers were charged with misconduct in line with extant disciplinary procedure of the Force.

He added that the extorted sum was recovered intact and returned to the victim.

He said, “The Commissioner of Police, Anambra state police command, CP Monday Bala Kuryas, has expressed total aversion to unprofessionalism and other extortionist tendencies amongst some police personnel in the command. 

“The CP stated this following a petition alleging the extortion of the sum of N500,000 from a citizen by some men of the command.

“Investigations, ordered by the CP, into the case led to the swift identification and arrest of the personnel involved. The sum of N500,000 extorted from the victim was also recovered intact and returned to him and the officers charged with misconduct in line with extant disciplinary procedure of the Force. 

“While restating his resolve to stamp out extortionist tendencies amongst some personnel of the Command, the CP urges citizens to report any misconduct whatsoever by personnel of the Command to him through the ’X’ Squad or the Public Complaints Bureau (PCB), or call 112, 07039194332 or 08039334002.

“The CP assures utmost confidentiality of information conveyed through these channels.”

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