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Police Officers Accused of Kidnapping Abuja Resident and Stealing ₦29.9‎M from His Accounts

Police Officers Accused of Kidnapping Abuja Resident and Stealing ₦29.9‎M from His Accounts

Amid growing concerns about security in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), some police officers have been apprehended for allegedly forcefully taking ₦29.9 million from a resident of Abuja.

The incident, reported by Harrison Gwamnishu, a candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 general elections, occurred in January.

Gwamnishu claimed in a video posted on his X account that the businessman was abducted in Abuja by the police officers, who detained him until he transferred all the money in his bank account to them.

Afterward, they demanded that he contact all his relatives and friends to send more money before they would release him.

According to Gwamnishu, the man was taken away from his work site without any legitimate complaint against him, and he was not given the opportunity to provide a formal statement to the police officers.

Receipts of the transactions were shared along with the video.

In response to the post on Tuesday, the Force Spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, confirmed that some of the suspects had been arrested. He also stated that the police force was taking steps to ensure justice is served in this case.

“We are making a headway on this matter, and justice will be served, as some suspects have been arrested. Hakuna matata,” he wrote.

The development comes after the Anambra State Police Command declared one of the officers in its command, Inspector Audu Omadefu, wanted over alleged murder.

Ikenga Tochukwu, the command’s public relations officer disclosed this in a press release on Tuesday.

The police spokesperson said the fleeing operative Omadefu can be recognised by his service number AP No. 362178.

According to Tochukwu, the inspector disappeared into thin air following the accusation of murder against him.

The police called upon the public to assist in locating Omadefu, assuring that any information provided will be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality.

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