A police officer has been arrested in Imo state over alleged extortion. The policeman identified as Inspector Tom Edet of Nigeria Police Ihiagwa Division in Nekede, Imo State, was said to have collected N120,000 from an undercover official of Behind Bars Initiative.
It was gathered that the police inspector and his colleagues refused to release a young man who travelled from Delta to Imo State, as they reportedly detained him for days.
His family contacted Behind Bars Defenders because they couldn’t pay N400,000 demanded.
The officers were baited with the N120,000 bribe and they fell.
The policeman is currently in custody and his accomplice Sergent Bassey and Charity, are said to be on the run.