Police arrest NDLEA, NSCDC officers for extorting youth in Imo

The police command in Imo has nabbed three officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and two from the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for allegedly harassing and extorting civilians.

Also arrested was a 37-year-old police inspector for the same offence.

The spokesman of the command, ASP Henry Okoye, made this known to journalists on Tuesday in Owerri, Imo State capital. 

He alleged that the suspects were notorious for extorting unsuspecting civilians, especially the youth in Owerri, using Point of Sale (PoS) machines.

“These are security operatives hiding under the umbrella of Operation Search and Flush in Imo, harassing and extorting unsuspecting members of the public, in particular the youths, to the tune of thousands of naira.

 “They use POS, seize and check the phones of their victims, thereby bringing untold hardship to them,” he added.

Mr Okoye assured the public that action would be expedited to conclude the investigation and bring the suspects to justice. 


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