The Nigerian Police force has announced its intentions to prosecute POS operators who engage in enabling policemen to extort money from citizens.
This was announced by Nigerian Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin via his Twitter account on Saturday, 9th July 2022.
According to the statement released by Benjamin, some POS operators have formed the habit of hanging around police checkpoints to ease extortion.
The statement reads:
“It has been observed over time that some roving POS operators specialize in hanging around police stations. Investigations reveal that their target customers are innocent Nigerians being extorted by some recalcitrant police officers.
Their presence around the stations has made the extortion game a lot easier. While the Force continually purges itself of these bad officers, it has become imperative that the activities of POS operators around police stations be regulated.
as some of them have been identified to be enablers of extortion. This regulation is in line with our mandate of not just detecting but also preventing crime. To this end, anyone found to have knowingly enabled extortion will be treated as an accomplice.”
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