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Authorities captured 3 police officers after supposed extortion of Abia visitors

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Authorities captured 3 police officers after supposed extortion of Abia visitors

Authorities captured 3 police officers after supposed extortion of Abia visitors

PPRO, Rivers State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko

The Rivers State Police Command has actually nabbed 3 law enforcement officers for snatching and obtaining over N4m from visitors in Abia State.

PUNCH Metro found out that the officers performed the act upon Monday, January 15, while camouflaging themselves as operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The 2 male victims, Uwaka Ifeanyi and Kalu Nnana, were driving along the Aba-Owerri Road when the officers confronted and abducted them.

An authorities source who chose privacy due to the delicate nature of the occurrence informed our reporter on Sunday that the officers, after kidnapping them, likewise obtained their victims at the same time.

The source stated, “The 2 visitors had actually driven into a filling station along the location when the perpetrators who included their van approached them and recognized themselves as the EFCC authorities. They likewise drew out their recognition cards bearing the EFCC logo design. After that, they jailed the 2 victims, took them into their van and threatened to take them to their Lagos zonal workplace in connection with a continuous examination. When they got to Delta State en path to Lagos, the police officer began working out with them. The victims were later on made to pay an amount of N4.2 m through transfer into a specific account.

“Immediately after the officers verified the payment, they launched and deserted their victims around the Government Residential Area in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital.”

The source included that the 2 victims reported the event, thus triggering the cops to start an examination right away.

PUNCH Metro collected that this caused the arrest of ASP Doubara Edonyabo and ASP Talent Mungo who are both connected to the Intelligence and Surveillance Unit of the Nigeria Police Force.

Our reporter likewise discovered that Inspector Odey Michael of the command was detained. It was collected that the suspects had actually been apprehended for additional examination.

“The authorities command will provide questions to the apprehended officers while Inspector Odey will go through an organized space trial,” the cops source included.

When gotten in touch with, the state Public Relations Officer, Grace Iringe-Koko, verified the occurrence.

She stated, “The event took place. It's a case of extortion.”

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