CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, has said that the recalcitrant police officers who have formed the habit of forcing Nigerians to the ATM and banks to extort money from them, may soon be treated as armed robbers.
Adejobi stated this on his Twitter handle. He wrote;
”Forceful Extortion by Armed Policemen is tantamount to Armed Robbery. 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.
By simple definition and interpretation of law, anyone who possesses firearms or offensive weapons and takes ones 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. Thanks.”