A student has demanded justice after alleging that members of the Nigerian Police Force extorted his school fees.
He explained that they took N90,000 from the N93,000 he was supposed to use to pay his school fees.
He claimed that he was traveling to Lagos from Oyo state when the police officers boarded the public transportation he was taking and began harassing them.
The young man claimed he called the Police PRO and Commissioner’s offices by phone, but the people who answered dismissed his call as a mistake.
According to him, the police officers claimed to be transporting him to the police station before diverting into a bush and threatening him.
The distraught student sent a message to #EndSARS activist and influencer Rinu Oduala, who then reposted it online.
“Please help me, I was extorted illegally yesterday on my way to Agos and was calling the police pro and commissioner all picking and saying wrong number but I call one former pro he said that is there number that is how they do,” the student wrote.
Please ma help me, this is my school fees, a sum of 90k out of 93k discovered in my account, I pray you see this so I can explain how it happened, was drive to the bush and threaten me, please save me ma, I pray you see this.
The most painful part is that I told them it was for my school fees, and they extorted 90,000 out of the 93,000 in my accounts. They told the other passenger that they are taking me to the office but that I will join them at the popular Amala joint in that Oyo and that they should wait for me.
They take a different route and keep telling me in their car that I should call anyone I know and ask them to send me money. I told them no one it’s kinda hard this time, and they immediately took my phone and told me to open my bank app, which I did, and I was taken to a Pos, which I believe is there Pos because when I sent the money they didn’t receive an alert, and when I told him nah awodi police, he said Haa eyini and he gave me the cash right away.
I can send you the driver’s license number to confirm these people have no mercy. I was pleading and crying in their car, and they still extorted me. They left me $3,000″
Rinu posted screenshots of a Nigerian police officer extorting a student of his school fees in Oyo state. Isn’t this the most heartbreaking thing?