Four police personnel have been detained for allegedly extorting money from a commuter in Abuja.
The officers, who were on traffic duty along Area 11, were seen in a viral video collecting money from the commuter, whose identity could not be ascertained.
The Federal Capital Territory Police Command spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, in a statement on Wednesday, said the FCT Commissioner of Police, Sunday Babaji, had ordered the immediate arrest and investigation of the officers in the video.
“The command wishes to call on anyone who has a way of reaching out to the young man in the video to avail the command of his contact details or relay a message of invitation to the public relations officer of the command.
“The CP, who received the news with grave bewilderment, described the attitude of the officers as discreditable conduct, an act unbecoming of a police officer and a total deviation from the core values of uprightness expected of a police officer.
“The CP also stated that the act is unacceptable and will not be condoned in the command as hesitation will not be made in the administration of a commensurate disciplinary action,” the statement added.