Four police personnel have been detained for allegedly extorting money from a commuter in Abuja.
The officers, who were on traffic duty along Area 11, were seen in a viral video clip collecting money from the commuter, whose identity could not be ascertained.
The Federal Capital Territory Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh, in a statement on Wednesday, said the FCT Commissioner of Police, Sunday Babaji, had ordered the immediate arrest and investigation of the officers in the clip.
The statement said, “The command wishes to call on anyone who has a way of reaching out to the young man in the video to avail the command of his contact details or relay a message of invitation to the public relations officer of the command.
“The CP, who received the news with grave bewilderment, described the attitude of the officers as discreditable conduct, an act unbecoming of a police officer and a total deviation from the core values of uprightness expected of a police officer.
“The CP also stated that the act is unacceptable and will not be condoned in the command as hesitation will not be made in the administration of a commensurate disciplinary action.”
The arrest of the four cops is coming two days after the police authorities ordered a probe into the alleged professional misconduct, abuse of office and extortion of N22m worth of Bitcoin from two men by some policemen in Lagos State.