Two members of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and three members of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have been arrested by the Imo State Police Command for allegedly harassing and extorting residents in the state.
This was stated in Owerri on Tuesday by the command’s spokesman, ASP Henry Okoye.
He claimed that the suspects were well known for utilising point-of-sale devices to extort unwary citizens, particularly young people in Owerri.
“These are security operatives hiding under the umbrella of Operation Search and Flush in Imo, harassing and extorting unsuspecting members of the public, in particular the youths, to the tune of thousands of naira.
“They use POS, seize and check the phones of their victims, thereby bringing untold hardship to them,” he added.
A 37-year-old police inspector was one of those detained for the same act.