Police arrest rogue cops caught extorting student in viral video


Police have arrested and detained four of its personnel in Kogi State over alleged extortion of N25,000 from a traveler and physical assault on another as depicted in a trending video.

The Commissioner of Police, Idrisu Dauda Dabban, disclosed this in a statement signed by the police command’s image maker, DSP William Aya, in Lokoja.

Dabban said the command has also launched investigation into the viral video allegations against the police personnel attached to Adogo Division.


According to the statement, they were alleged to have extorted N25,000 from a traveler and physically assaulted another while on patrol duty along Adogo-Okene road.

The commissioner, who condemned the incident, said the police officers had been identified and detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department.

The culprits are ASP Isah Barnabas, Insp Ifediegwu Godwin, Sgt. Emmanuel Ochima and Cpl. Umameh Mathias who was alleged to have physically assaulted one of the travelers.

Dabban said ASP Barnabas has been issued an official query while the three junior officers are currently undergoing Orderly Room Trial (Police internal disciplinary action).

The police commissioner noted that the Command is doing its best to establish contact with the victims, and enjoined them (victims) to reach out to the Command through telephone number: 08107899269.

Dabban assured that any of the officers indicted in the investigation would be punished accordingly.


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