Policemen Dismissed For illegally Extorting Money From Young Men Whom They Tagged ‘Yahoo Yahoo Boys’

The Nigeria Police Force on Monday said that it had dismissed three policemen attached to Area ‘N’ Command, Ijede-Ikorodu, under the Lagos State Command.
The affected officers are AP.No 136005 Insp. Okelue Nkemeonye, F/No. 355897, Sgt. Braimoh Sunday and F/No. 359928 Sgt. Yusuf Olukoga.
The Head, Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU), ACP Abayomi Shogunle, made this known in a statement in Abuja. He said the dismissal followed an Orderly Room trial at the Zone Two Command Headquarters, Onikan-Yaba, Lagos.

Shogunle explained that the men were found guilty of two offences bordering on Corrupt Practices and Discreditable Conduct as contained in the First Schedule of Police Act and Regulations Cap. P19, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.
He said that upon the receipt of the complaint on June 21, the unit dispatched its team to Ikorodu where the three policemen, including AP No. 98199 ASP Bayo Obadia, who led the team were apprehended. 
According to him, the four armed police officers falsely paraded themselves as operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
He revealed that the investigation also showed that the officers extorted a total sum of N200, 000 from the young men whom they tagged “Yahoo Yahoo Boys”. 
The unit head said that the money was forced from them via ATM withdrawal (N90,000) and mobile bank money transfer (N110,000), to a third party account provided by the policemen.
He disclosed that the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, said all allegations of professional misconduct reported against any police officer would be treated in line with the relevant laws.
He enjoined members of the public to report cases of police misconduct to the PCRRU for resolution, adding that the Idris-led administration was bent on ensuring a corruption-free Police in Nigeria.