28 Dec Nigeria: “Police Force Restores Justice: Returns N80 Million and Valuables in Extortion Case”
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
In a recent development, the Nigeria Police Force has taken a commendable step by refunding over N80 million and various valuables allegedly extorted by the Anti-Cyber Crime Unit attached to the State CID of Rivers State Police Command. The recipient of this reimbursement is none other than Davidson John Atubi, the Chairman of a pipeline surveillance facility, who found himself at the center of this unfortunate incident.
Among the items returned are two plasma televisions, gold valued at over N5 million, and a standing fan that were reportedly taken from one of the victims. Providing insight into this matter, human rights activist Israel Joe revealed that the money and possessions were handed back to him and his team on Friday, December 22, 2023, following their persistent efforts in seeking truth and justice.
Expressing gratitude, Joe acknowledged the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, and his team for their commitment to justice and the ongoing cleanup of the Rivers State Police Command. He also shed light on the disciplinary actions being taken against the individuals involved in the crime, emphasizing that the police are addressing the false use of the IGP’s name and that of other top officers for extortion.
While commending the Inspector-General, Joe called upon the new Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, CP Tunji Disu, to maintain vigilant oversight over the activities of unscrupulous policemen. This development underscores the importance of holding law enforcement accountable and ensuring the integrity of police operations.