Four policemen attached to Ijebu-Ode Area Command in Ogun state has been sacked by the Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris.
The officers were sacked because they extorted N50,000 from a man they arrested on a trumped-up charge.
The affected policemen are: Mufutau Olaosun, Adebayo Temitope, Bakare Taiwo and Adesoye Ayokunlehin.
“The four men on June 7, without any grounds, arrested a man who was just leaving a bank and took him to the Igbeba station, where they labelled him a ‘Yahoo boy’ and made him to frog jump and write a self-incriminating statement, that he was an internet fraudster”, a statement from the police said.
“After the maltreatment, they released the man and also impounded the N50,000 he had gone to collect on behalf of his boss, saying it was payment for his bail.
“The man lodged a complaint with the police public complaints rapid response unit.
“The police authorities found the complaint genuine and were mortified that policemen could take money for bail, despite the #BailisFree campaign by the police themselves.