Nigeria Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba has ordered the Commissioner of Police in Kogi State to investigate a public petition against the men of the Nigeria Police Force who were accused of dragging a passenger out of Big Joe motor along Abuja-Okene road in Kogi state, forced the passenger to POS point and forcefully collected the sum of 25 thousand naira from the victim.
The IGP in a press release dated yesterday and made available today by the Commissioner of Police incharge of Force Public Relations, Frank Mba appealed to the general public to be calm and gave assurance that at the end of the investigation, the victim of the incident will get justice and if the police men are found guilty, they will be brought to book.
Excerpts of the police statement:
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Command to immediately carry out discrete investigations into the incident depicted in the attached trending video from a location believed to be in Kogi State.
The IGP calls for calm, noting that at the end of the investigations, justice will be done to the victim of the incident and police personnel found guilty, brought to book.
It woud be recalled a man whose voice could be heard in the backgroud of a viral video has narrated how some men of the Nigeria Police Force patrolling the Abuja-Okene road in Kogi state dragged a man out of Big Joe motor, forced him to POS point and forcefully collected the sum of 25 thousand naira.
The narrator said the police acted as if they were kidnappers as the victim was asked to put a call to his family, the family transfered the money into his account, one of the police men quickly undress the police uniform and took the boy to a POS point in Okene town to withdraw the 25 thousand naira.
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