The Rivers State Police command has returned the N150k operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad allegedly extorted from IT consultant, Vaughn Itemuagbor, after his post went viral.
According to Punchng, Itemuagbor, who was also manhandled, was, on Thursday, invited for a discussion on the matter and the N150,000 collected from him, returned.
Speaking on Friday, the victim said he got a call from the spokesperson for the police in the state after his attention was drawn to the story online. He said, “I went there with my lawyer and I narrated my story to him.
He was in obvious shock and he immediately took me upstairs to the office of an assistant commissioner of police who in turn said he got a call from the state commissioner of police regarding my ordeal.
They took the issue seriously. A call was put through to the office of the commander of the FSARS in Rivers State. He immediately ordered a senior officer to take us around the office complex and identify the officers.
I was able to identify the officers with the help of a senior police officer. Though the officers denied the allegation by saying they had never met me before then, the commander immediately ordered that they be detained pending further investigations and disciplinary action.’’
Itemuagbor stated that the money was returned after he signed the necessary legal documents, noting that the SARS commander in the state personally apologised to him for what he went through.