Amid the rising wave of insecurity in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), some police officers have been arrested for forcefully collecting N29.9m from a resident of Abuja.
The incident, according to Harrison Gwamnishu, a candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general elections, happened in January.
In a video posted on his X account, Gwamnishu claimed that the businessman was abducted in Abuja by police, who held him captive until he gave them access to all of the funds in his bank account.
After that, they insisted that before he could be released, he should phone all of his friends and family to continue contributing money.
In addition, he claimed that the man was removed from his property without a valid complaint being made against him and that the police had not requested that he provide a written statement.
The footage was shared with the transaction receipts.
Daily trust reported that, the Force Spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, quoted the post on Tuesday and confirmed that some of the offenders had been arrested. She also revealed that the force had taken progressive measures to ensure that justice was done in this instance.
“We are moving forward with this case, and since some individuals have been taken into custody, justice will be done. Hakuna matata,” the man penned.
The Anambra State Police Command designated Inspector Audu Omadefu, one of its officers, sought for suspected murder, which led to the current incident.
The command’s public relations officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, revealed this in a press statement on Tuesday.
According to a police spokesperson, Omadefu, the evading operative, is identifiable by his service number, AP No. 362178.
Tochukwu claims that once the inspector was accused of murder, he vanished without a trace.
The police asked for help finding Omadefu and assured the public that any information they received would be handled in the strictest confidence.