He said that the affected policemen had been transferred to the Provost Section of the Command for investigation. It was gathered that the officers allegedly accosted the victim coming from Togo to celebrate Christmas in Nigeria at Iyana – Ira, Badagry area on December. 17.
Penpushing further learnt that, the suspects subjected the victim to tortuous search and interrogation, where they discovered the sum of money with him,and allegedly bundled the victim into their patrol vehicle to Ijanikin police station where they seized his money and invited a bureau de change operator to exchange the CFA currency into Naira equivalent.
The policemen as gathered, having satisfied they had subdued their victim with a threat, they allegedly released him and gave him N2000 out of his money, to enable him to locate his Lagos residence, while the victim having regained freedom from his alleged police captors, told his family all he went through, which led to a complaint to Area ‘K’ Commander, Hope Okafor.
Penpushing further learnt that, following the ugly development, the Commander, an Assistant Police Commissioner, was said to have intervened by recovering the stolen money and arrested the erring policemen for interrogation.