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Extortion: Lagos Police Command Warns POS Operators Against Conniving With Policemen

Lagos Police Command has warned POS operators against colluding with officers to extort residents. The Command’s spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, issued the warning through his…

Lagos Police Command has warned POS operators against colluding with officers to extort residents.

The Command’s spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, issued the warning through his Twitter account.

Hundeyin stated that the warning was part of directives from the Force headquarters in Abuja against extortion and corruption in some police formations.

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He said, “It has been observed over time that some roving POS operators specialize in hanging around police stations. Investigations reveal that their target customers are innocent Nigerians being extorted by some recalcitrant police officers.

“Their presence around the stations has made the extortion game a lot easier. While the Force continually purges itself of these bad officers, it has become imperative that the activities of POS operators around police stations be regulated, as some of them have been identified to be enablers of extortion.

“This regulation is in line with our mandate of not just detecting but also preventing crime. To this end, anyone found to have knowingly enabled extortion will be treated as an accomplice.” (NAN)