We may treat police operatives extorting Nigerians as armed robbers – NPF
The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has warned that police officers found extorting Nigerian citizens may be treated as armed robbers.
Extortion is against the norms, regulations, and ethics of the police, according to NPF’s spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who issued the warning on Thursday, June 2, 2022.
“We may treat some of our recalcitrant policemen who are fond of taking innocent Nigerians to ATM, banks or hidden arenas to forcefully extort them, with arms, as armed robbers,” he said.
“By simple definition and interpretation, of law, anyone who possesses firearms or offensive weapons and takes one’s property with element of force or violence is simply armed robbery, nothing more.
“We detest and condemn this development or action which is in total contravention of our rules and regulations, and ethics as a responsible institution.
“We will not treat such cases with kid gloves anymore.
“We urge Nigerians to report any case of this nature to our stations for necessary action,” he added.