An assistant superintendent of police (ASP) named Eyitere Joseph has been arrested for allegedly extorting the sum of N50,000 from a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member in Lagos state.

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The officer was earlier seen in a viral video holding a white envelope suspected to contain the quoted sum.

Joseph was alleged to have committed the said extortion at Ile Iwe, Ejigbo, in Lagos state.

Reacting via Twitter, Muyiwa Adejobi (CSP), the acting force PRO, said the officer has been apprehended.

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He, however, said the officer was attached to the Meiran police station, not the Ejigbo division.

“He is attached to Meiran Division, and the DPO Meiran Division has been warned for the first time, if such happens again, he will be dealt with according to the provisions of the law,” Adejobi said.

“We will always act and deliver as expected. We have promised to name and shame.

“How would a father extort a corps member? Too bad, and we condemned that in totality.”

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Commenting on the matter, Benjamin Hudeyin, spokesperson of the Lagos police,  added: “The officer has been identified, arrested, and queried. In essence, the disciplinary procedure has commenced.

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“The money has been retrieved and returned to the Corps member. CP Abiodun Alabi has vowed to flush out all corrupt officers.”

The Meiran divisional police officer was also said to have been given a warning over the matter.



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