4 Policemen Arrested For Allegedly Robbing Togo-Based Nigerian
Four policemen attached to Ijanikin Division in Badagry, Lagos State have been arrested for allegedly robbing a Togo-based Nigerian Theodore Ifunnaya of his CFA350,000 (about N221,508).
According to the police spokesman in Lagos, Chike Oti, Inspector Victor Amiete, Sergeants Samuel Gbemunu and Afolabi Oluwaseun as well as Corporal Adigun Omotayo are currently being detained at the Provost Section, Command Headquarters, Ikeja.
Mr Oti said that the policemen faced dismissal if found guilty, stressing, however, that the victim was not stripped naked during interrogation as being alleged in some quarters.
It was gathered that they robbed their victim on December 17, around Iyana-Era, during a stop and search operation.
Ifunnaya, who was returning home from his base for the yuletide, was allegedly bundled into a patrol vehicle by the suspects and taken to their station as soon as they saw the money on him.
It was gathered that the alleged rogue cops also tortured, stripped and photographed the victim before they seized his foreign currency.
The suspects were said to have subsequently invited a Bureau De Change (BDC) operator who changed the money and gave them the naira equivalent of it from which they gave Ifunnaya N2,000 to locate his Lagos address.
The culprits further threatened to release the nude pictures taken of Ifunnaya on social media and accuse him of cultism and armed robbery if he protested.
It was further learnt that the victim, after regaining freedom from his alleged police captors, told his family all he went through, which led to a complaint to Area ‘K’ Commander, Hope Okafor.
The commander, an assistant police commissioner, was said to have intervened by recovering the stolen money and arrested the erring policemen for interrogation.