IGP probes policemen for allegedly extorting N22m worth of bitcoin

IGP Usman Baba

Inspector general of police Usman Baba has began a probe on some policemen who allegedly extorted two youths of N22m worth of bitcoin at gunpoint.

The policemen, who are serving at the force criminal investigations department, Lagos, are to report to the special investigation panel, Force Headquarters, Abuja on Tuesday.

The police boss also ordered a probe of the allegations of professional misconduct, abuse of office and extortion made against a deputy superintendent of police, Nwawe Cordelia, and others at the FCID, Alagbon.

Force spokesman Frank Mba in a statement on Monday said the IGP set up the SIP headed by DCP Olaolu Adegbite of the force intelligence bureau to carry out a discreet and transparent investigation into the allegations against the officers.

“This development has become imperative following the report making the rounds in the media alleging the involvement of the officers in the extortion of Twenty-Two Million Naira worth of Bitcoin from two young Nigerians, Morakinyo Tobiloba Peter and Yusuf Samson Dayo at gunpoint on July 14, 2021 while driving along the Ikoyi/Ajah Expressway, Lagos State,” part of the statement read.