- A young man has taken to social media to narrate a sad experience he had in Ogun state
- The man revealed that he was brutalized by police officers who also took money from him
- He explained that they forced him to write a statement, claiming that he is a yahoo boy and collected N20,00 from him
In a Twitter thread, a young Nigerian man has narrated how he was brutalized by police officers who also extorted money from him in Ogun state. The man claimed that he was arrested alongside his friend for nor reason.
The man identified as Femi Dapson explained that he and his friend had been on their way to see his father who was recently discharged from the hospital when the incident occurred.
According to him, a police officer who was not in his uniform had come up to them at a bus stop in Oju Ore bus stop, on Saturday, January 13. He said the police man had suddenly pulled them by the belt.
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Dapson explained that the unidentified officer was joined by a friend who came and cocked his gun at them while forcing them to enter a bus filled with other policemen. He noted that they drove them around to pick up other victims and later drove them to the station.
On getting to the station, Dapson revealed that the officers forced he and his friend to write a false statement that claimed they were yahoo boys.
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He also disclosed that the officers asked him to give them N200,000 after he wrote the false statement. He, however, explained that he begged them that he had no money and asked if he could give them N20,000.
According to him, he immediately called a friend who transferred N10,000 to him and he also added the N10,000 he was supposed to spend to buy tablets for his sick father before they released them.
The young man took photos of the officers in the station and also shared a video evidence of when he gave the money to the policemen.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported a similar story of police brutality in Ogun state. It was reported that two women had been allegedly battered to stupor by police officers in Abeokuta. The women were reportedly bribed with N3000 to keep quiet.
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