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Police arrest officer caught in viral extortion video

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The Edo State Police Command  has arrested a constable, Victor Osabuohign, caught in a viral video allegedly engaging a road user in a conversation with a view to extorting him.

ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, the command`s Deputy Public Relations Officer, announced this in a statement in Benin on Friday.

Ms Iwegbu said the officer has been arrested, detained and currently undergoing investigation.

He said that the command has set up an ad-hoc committee headed by ACP James Chu, head of operations at the command.

Ms Iwegbu said the command’s Provost Marshal, CSP Avanrenren Godwin, is the deputy chairman of the committee.

The spokesperson said that there were other operatives who had earlier been arrested for alleged official corruption and undergoing investigation.

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She said the Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, has urged members of the public to come up with reports against erring officers of the command.

NAN

www.nigeriannewspapers.com

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