- A Nigerian man, Emmanuel Chibueze, was riding an Uber in Lagos state when policemen stopped him and whisked him away
- With guns pointed at him, they made Chibueze transfer the sum of N1.2 million through a POS machine
- The founder of Behind Bars, Harrison Gwamnishu, stepped in with evidence and was able to recover the sum
The sum of N1.2 million has been retrieved from the police after officers of the Ogudu Division police station extorted the money from a Nigerian man, Emmanuel Chibueze.
The retrieval was made possible with the help of Harrison Gwamnishu and his team at the Society Against Brutality and Behind Bars.
Presenting the cash money to the victim in bunches, Chibueze thanked those who made it possible for him to get his money back from the corrupt police officers.
How it all happened
Earlier on, when Harrison reported the issue to the public relations officer of the Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, he said that Chibueze was in an Uber when he was stopped at a police checkpoint at Alapere and taken away.
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Evidence presented by Harrison showed that the victim was made to transfer the sum into an account. It was gathered that he was threatened at gunpoint.
The director-general of Behind Bars revealed that a POS agent was working with them and they were able to get the details of the person.
Police PR officer fished them out
In response, Hundeyin said that the officers were identified and will be disciplined. He added criminals like them will not be allowed in the police force.
Watch the moment the extorted got back his money:
Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions the video gathered when it was reshared by Adeola Fayehun:
"It should go beyond recovering the money. File a legal charge against those rogues on uniform."
"They will still collect percentage."
"Shouldn't the policemen be arrested for armed robbery? They had guns when they STOLE the money."
"Money retrieved the same officers are left in the system. Normally dem suppose re-Colonize that country."
"Police are meant to recovery money from criminals....In Nigeria we recover money from the police."
"Ijede police station need some checking."
Officers collect bribe
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a little girl with a foreign accent revealed the reason why she and her family are leaving Nigeria and going back to Finland.
In a short video shared on Instagram, the kid said that she will miss her extended family members as she called out their names.
A woman behind the camera responded and said the little girl will also be missed. On why her family members are going back, she stated her mother has a stomach ache and Nigerian doctors are not good.