The Nigerian police force is an institution saddled with the responsibility of protecting lives and properties.

However, sometimes, some of its personnel cater only to their pockets extorting Nigerians. 



Indeed, this situation saddens the heart, when they filter in through the media. 


The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Idowu Owohunwa, has dismissed the Divisional Police Officer of the Meiran Police Station in Lagos State over alleged extortion.

Just recently, an engineer, Ibrahim Saliu, claimed some policemen under the Meiran Police Station division in Lagos State extorted ₦200,000 from him on Saturday.


Thieves And Armed Robbers

According to Saliu, the officers, alongside the station’s DPO, threatened him and his brother with jail time should they fail to provide receipts for the phones seen with his brother.

He said: “The Meiran DPO took the iPhones, removed the warranty stickers, and declared that my brother and I were thieves and armed robbers.

“The next thing I heard was the DPO giving them an order to detain us.

”He said we would be locked up for stealing and armed robbery.


“We were surprised, and we started begging.”

Meiran DPO Removed 

Also, Saliu added that, he was asked to make a ₦500,000 payment to secure their freedom.


However, they agreed to a cash payment of ₦200,000, on the officers’ order.

In a tweet confirming the incident on Wednesday, the spokesman for the police in Lagos Benjamin Hundeyin, gave details.

“CP Idowu Owohunwa has ordered the immediate removal of DPO Meiran for leadership dereliction and supervisory ineptitude.

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“Meanwhile, all the officers involved have been identified.

”They are currently at the Command headquarters where their orderly room trial has commenced”.

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