Officers of a Tactical Unit within the Rivers State Police Command, Eagle Crack Unit gave themselves away after an alleged shady operation involving college students of the College of Port Harcourt.
Three undergraduate college students of the College of Port Harcourt accused officers of the Eagle Crack Unit of extorting 150,000 Naira over allegation that they had been web fraudsters, ‘Yahoo Boys’.
An officer of the E-Crack Unit after the alleged false arrest of the scholars left his cell phone within the automobile.
One of many victims who recognized himself as Victor, a closing yr pupil of Uniport informed DAILY POST that he and “his pals went out to get meals round previous 11pm on Tuesday, the sixteenth of February 2021 round Rumualogu/Alakahia automobile wash right here in Obio/Akpor Native Authorities Space when the officers accosted us for a cease and search.
“After a number of arguments, the officers collected our telephones and threatened to take us to EFCC or use machetes on us if we refused to supply the cash they requested for.
“After driving us spherical some areas, they ultimately led us to an ATM the place we made a switch and in addition withdrew money to the tune of 120,000 Naira.
‘Fortunately for us, one of many officers forgot his cellphone inside our automobile.”
In the meantime, Enefa Georgewill of the Rivers Civil Society Group, RIVSCO, has requested the police authorities to arrest the E-Crack Officers.
Georgewill in an announcement issued in Port Harcourt mentioned, “As a accountable group, we advise Victor to collect all his proof. Upon receipt of all of the proof just like the cellphone, financial institution assertion and the account the cash was transferred to, RIVCSO joined Victor to make an official grievance on the police headquarters. We met the PPRO of the command and Victor and his good friend made an official written assertion on the police headquarters.
Spokesperson of the Rivers State Police Command, SP Nnamdi Omoni, has confirmed the incident and warranted that every one officers concerned within the operation would face the regulation.
He mentioned, “the officers concerned within the alleged extortion of the three college of Port Harcourt college students has been recognized and identified and could be arrested.
“The telephones the scholars bought from the automobile after paying that form of cash to the officers has been traced to a police officer. They’d be made to pay again the cash extorted from the coed.”
Omoni informed newsmen that the brand new CP, Friday Eboka is dedicated to tackling problems with corrupt officers.