Abuja drivers extorted three police inspectors for N29.4 million, leading to their demoting.
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Abuja drivers extorted three police inspectors for N29.4 million, leading to their demoting.

Three inspectors have been demoted to sergeant status following allegations of extortion, which was accepted by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun.

This was revealed in a statement made public on Friday by ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer.

Osagie Efford, Semiu Agbekin, and Francis Ahuen were joined by Inspectors in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to form the Special Tactical Squad (STS).

The statement claims that the demotion of the officers occurred when they “forced the occupants to part with the total sum of N29.4m” after seizing an unregistered Mercedes Benz in the Gwarinpa area of the territory.

“The three members of the Special Tactical Squad (STS), namely Inspectors Osagie Efford, Semiu Agbekin, and Francis Ahuen, have been demoted to their previous rank of Sergeant in connection with the extortion of several Abuja motorists,” the announcement states.

At Gwarinpa, Abuja, the three men pulled over an unlicensed Mercedes Benz and demanded that its passengers hand up N29.4 million.

When Harrison Gwamnishu (@HarrisonBBi18) brought attention to the issue on the social media platform ‘X,’ it was duly investigated.

Although the complainants have received their money back, the policemen were demoted after being subjected to an orderly room trial in accordance with existing laws.

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