Police threaten Doctor, Extort N50,000 from him for Transporting Medicines
Nneji Henry, a medical doctor, on Sunday recounted how some police officers stationed at Idumukpoko junction in Delta State extorted N50,000 from him.
In a Twitter thread on Sunday, Henry said that the police officers threatened to arrest him if he failed to comply with them.
He said he was travelling from Edo State to Onitsha when the group of officers stopped him and asked to search him.
Henry said during the search, the officers saw some medicines in his baggage and immediately said they were controlled drugs.
I’ve never had a cause to talk so bitterly against the Nigerian police but for today.
I’m a medical doctor travelling from Edo state to onitsha, I was stopped by this group of Nigerian police, got my baggage searched and they saw some medicines I’m currently on. Funny enough I pic.twitter.com/bTKh4Uc8Dx
— Dr. Henry (@nneji_henry) August 28, 2022
“The police immediately tagged my medicines as controlled drugs and requested I pay N100,000 to bail myself out,” Henry tweeted.
“I tried calling my consultants and our resident doctors’ association, but they had seized my phone. We were in the middle of nowhere when they brought out the handcuffs and turned the threat game on.
“The head of the ‘gang’ said nobody was coming to save me from here. These guys finally made away with my money – N50,000.00 cash. I’ve never had a cause to talk so bitterly against the Nigerian police but for today.”
Reacting, Bright Edafe, the Delta State police spokesperson said: “The team has been identified, summoned and detained at the State Police headquarters.
“The complainant has reached out to me. Their actions is completely unacceptable, on completion of their orderly room trial, I will update us all. Thanks for drawing my attention to this.”