1 The Police Command in Edo has arrested a constable, Victor Osabuohign, caught allegedly engaging in an extortion conversation with a road user in a circulated video on the social media.
2 ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, the command`s Deputy Public Relations Officer, announced this in a statement in Benin on Friday.
3 Osabuohign was seen in a viral video on Twitter negotiating with a road user identified as Arc. Bolu.
Iwegbu said the officer has been arrested, detained and currently undergoing investigation.
4 He said that the command has set up an ad-hoc committee headed by ACP James Chu, head of operations at the command.
5 Iwegbu said the command’s Provost Marshal, CSP Avanrenren Godwin, is the deputy chairman of the committee.
6 The spokesperson said that there were other operatives who had earlier been arrested for alleged official corruption and undergoing investigation.
7 She said the Commissioner of Police, Mr Abutu Yaro, has urged members of the public to come up with reports against erring officers of the command.