The Lagos state police command has summoned five officers who were alleged to have extorted N155,000 from a student.


Earlier, a polytechnic student identified as Sanni Faruk had alleged that five police officers attached to the Meiran division of the state extorted N155,000 from him on Sunday.

According to NAN, Benjamin Hundeyin, the Lagos police command spokesman, spoke of the case on Wednesday via his Twitter handle.

The PRO said all the police officers were summoned to the state headquarters in Ikeja.


He said those summoned included an assistant superintendent of police (ASP) and four inspectors.

Hundeyin added that he will provide further updates on the case.

While narrating his ordeal, the alleged victim said the officers forced him out of a bus at Abule-Egba.


He said he was going to school when they stopped him, put him in cuffs, and took him to Meiran police station.

Faruk claimed he was forced to transfer money to the officers’ account before he was released.

The student said that the N155,000 taken from him was meant to cover the cost of his rent.

The case was reported to the state police command and the accused officers were summoned to respond to the allegations.


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