A Nigerian barber has cried out for justice over being allegedly extorted by some Police Officers in second Rainbow area of Lagos state
The barber said his sad encounter with the officers ensued after booking a ride from a ride-sharing app.
@alilmoonn disclosed that the officers conducted a search on him after stopping his ride and forced him into their car after seeing his iPhone 14 pro max. He said the police officers accused him of fraud and threatened to take him to an EFCC office if he doesn’t give them N2m.
The barber further revealed the police officers subsequently extorted him of N100k after taking him to a Point-of-Sale unit.
He tweeted: “In my life I have never been this scared, Nigeria is so scared, I was abused today by the Nigerian police men? They were 4 men plus the driver, was coming back from the federal registry at ikoyi, this men stop my Uber drive and asked him to open his boot, he did. The police men found nothing the other one asked me to come down and meet their boss, I did and the boss asked me to enter inside the car they’re using to patrol they carried me and say they want to report me to the EFCC, I’m a barber by profession, I have my certificate. I’m innocent, this men pressed me to the extent I couldn’t breathe and I was begging them so I can take air they refused, they said I’m using an iPhone 14 pro max I’m into fraud, i swear on my life I have never done anything like that in my life!”
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