Police officers caught on camera extorting passengers of a vehicle (video)
Some police officers have been captured on tape extorting passengers of a vehicle at a checkpoint.
In the video that found its way to the internet, some officers could be seen inside the vehicle they had stopped, while another officer who was outside asked a passenger if he had “sent it”.
“You don send am? E don enter?” The officer asked a passenger who confirmed he had “sent it”.
Although it is yet to be confirmed where the incident happened, the video has sparked outrage from Nigerians on social media.
Watch video below,
This comes after the Benue State Police Command apprehended an officer identified as Sgt. James Aondona, for allegedly killing a trailer driver in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of the state.
According to reports, the sergeant shot the driver dead on Sunday, June 27, after he refused to pay money allegedly demanded by police officers at a roadblock along Katsina-Ala-Zaki-Biam road.
Activist, Ukan Kurugh revealed that the trailer driver was stopped by the operatives who mounted a road block and was asked to remit N3000 but he gave them N1500 stating that he didn’t have a full truck and can’t pay more than that.
An argument ensued over the driver’s refusal to pay the illegal levy and the policeman allegedly shot and killed him. An eyewitness claims that the trailer driver was heading to Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State when the incident occurred.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Catherine Anene, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday, June 27, said that the culprit, Sgt. Aondona, has been arrested.
The PPRO identified the deceased as Aondohumba Terkula. SP Anene said a preliminary investigation revealed that one of its officers, Sgt. James Aondona was properly briefed on his schedule of duty and posted to an observation point at Ngibo, Kastina-Ala LGA.