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Police officer allegedly harass and extort KWASU SU president;

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Kozeem Olaitan Hanafy, the Kwara state university SU president has gone on social media to share his recent altercation with a Nigerian police officer who was depicted as an extortionist by his narrative. The KWASU SU president said:

Dear Sir,

@segalink, Earlier today, I was on my way to Ilorin from Ikorodu. We got to a place in Sagamu after Ogijo where we were stopped by some police officers. They asked us all to come down. We were five and after checking other’s phones, he asked them to go and Instructed that I should step aside. He asked me to unlock my phone and I did. He searched it and asked if I play “game”.
I said no and he started threatening me. He went as far as trying to use stick to beat me. I showed him my identity card as the Students’ Union President of KWASU and he told me to take the identity card away as it’s not useful in this context. He asked me to settle him and leave. I told him I haven’t committed any offence.
So, I have no reasons to settle or pay him. He asked where I got the money to buy iPhone Xsmax, I told him that I’m a Forex trader and he said that Forex is a game too! Imagine! He said that anybody who uses iPhone is a scammer. He delayed us for close to two hours. During these hours, they stopped as many cars as possible, harassed and extorted the youths He won’t let anyone who uses iPhone leave without having collected money from them.
A passenger tried to record the scenario and when the officer got to know, he beat him and asked him to pay before he can free him. It was after I paid him #5, 000 before he freed the guy and I. I wonder what the security system of our dear country is turning to. The securities who are meant to protect the citizens are the ones terrorizing us.
Youths keep lamenting everyday about the harassment and extortion we face from the security agencies and the government are acting as if they are not aware. It will get to a stage where youths won’t be able to tolerate callous and shameful act anymore. I wonder what has become of this country. Tragic! Attached to the tweets is the picture of the officer and I.

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Maruf Ajimati is the Chief Editor of the Marstein News which is aimed at publishing both local and international information in a justified, and accurate manner in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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