Okokomaiko DPO removed over N100, 000 extortion
CITIZENS COMPASS – THE Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Idowu Owohunwa has ordered the immediate removal of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Okokomaiko Disoon, for lack of supervision of his men.
Spokesperson of the command, Benjamin Hundeyin, disposed this in one of his tweets.
The CP’s order, followed an online publication inducting tsome policemen attached to the Division extorting the sum. of N100, 000 from businessman.
The spokesperson said CP Owohunwa has also ordered commencement of disciplinary action against the DPO and all his indicted officers (who are already in the state headquarters).
The online report had stated that a mobile phone dealer at the Alaba International Market, Lagos State, Onyinyechi Esther Anwusi, had taken to social media to lament how some policemen attached to the Division, forcefully extorted the sum of N100,000 from him without finding incriminating evidences on him.
The victim presented a copy of the transaction receipt of the sum of N101,000 generated from Access Bank mobile App by the victim.
The receipt revealed that the money was received by Ndueso Okon Archibong with the account number 9550455342, PalmPay Limited.
The victim narrated that the police officers accosted and searched him without warrant, then forced him to unlock his mobile phone and search through the contents of his phone but nothing incriminating was found.
The personnel thereafter forced him to write a statement under duress indicting himself as an internet fraudster popularly known “as a Yahoo Yahoo boy” and forcefully made him pay the sum of N100,000 for doing nothing.
A witness to the incident said “This is coming a few days after men of the Nigerian police force, the same Okokomaiko division extorted a citizen of the sum of N31,000 for not having an ID card.”
A senior police officer at the station said the Okokomaiko Divisional Police Officer recently settled a similar case among the policemen, adding that the latest incident should be brought to the attention of the DPO.
The state police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, could not be reached for comment.