An officer of the Nigeria Police Force has been arrested in Akwa Ibom State over alleged extortion and demand for sex from a suspect.
Naija News understands that the arrest of the personnel follows the release of a video on social media by one Zion Umoh, alleging that one Daniel Edet, a Police Constable, demanded sex and collected the sum of N60, 000 as bail from a suspect.
This is revealed in a statement by SP Odiko Macdon, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Akwa Ibom.
Macdon in the statement issued to reporters in Uyo on Sunday, said based on the allegation, the Commissioner of Police in Akwa Ibom, CP Andrew Amiengheme, ordered the arrest and discreet investigation of the officer.
The CP also said that if the officer should be found guilty, he would be punished.
“The attention of the command has been drawn to a social media video made viral by one Da Zion Umoh and a further update posted by the same person,” the statement read partly.
It added: ”The video is alleging that one Daniel Edet, a police constable, attached to Etim Ekpo Area Command, solicited sex and collected the sum of N60, 000 as bail after some persons were arrested.
“The gravity of the above allegation caused the CP to order the
arrest of the said officer and his supervising officer.
“He also ordered that a discreet investigation be conducted and immediate disciplinary steps be put in place to punish the offending officer if found wanting.”
Meanwhile, a video has emerged showing a bandit in Nigeria boasting of how he killed gallant soldiers of the Nigerian Army, Naija News reports.