In Imo, police detain NDLEA and NSCDC officers amid allegations of extortion.
Three policemen from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and two from the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have been detained by the Imo State Police Command for allegedly harassing and extorting residents of the state.
This information was provided to reporters in Owerri on Tuesday by the command’s spokesman, ASP Henry Okoye.
A 37-year-old police inspector was one of those detained for the same offense.
He claimed that the suspects were well known for utilizing point-of-sale devices to extort unwary citizens, particularly young people in Owerri.
These are security agents operating in Imo under the cover of Operation Search and Flush, harassing and extorting innocent citizens, particularly young people, for thousands of naira.
“They use POS, seize and check the victims’ phones, causing them untold hardship,” he continued.
Okoye gave the public assurances that swift action would be taken to wrap up the investigation and prosecute the culprits.