A Nigerian Twitter user who identified himself as Uche Anthony has narrated how law enforcement officials extorted the sum of N300,000 from him on Wednesday in Lagos.
Uche identified one among the policemen who accosted him as Patrick Abah.
“They had been 4 in quantity. They drove us to 1 police build F division in Ikeja,” Uche later told SaharaReporters in an interview.
He said he became compelled to share with the money because his lifestyles became threatened.
“They started making all kinds of threats to lock me up and no one will know where I’m. Since they had my cellphone, I couldn’t name anybody,” he said.
On his Twitter tackle, Uche said the policemen perceived to be offended when they realised that he had Binance App and Trust Pockets on his iPhone13 professional max cellphone.
Binance is a mobile cryptocurrency procuring and selling application while Trust Pockets mobile application is the official crypto wallet of Binance, that is seemingly to be used to ship, acquire and retailer Bitcoin and loads other cryptocurrencies and digital assets.
“I reliable bought accosted by the police and I became extorted of 300ok in Lagos. Merely because I even secure Binance and Trust wallet on my cellphone. I exercise an iPhone13 professional max and I’m in a quantity of crypto groups and I’m talking to foreign numbers who happen to be my uncles and cousins in a foreign nation,” Uche tweeted on Wednesday.
He continued: “They seized my cellphone and obtained’t let me even demonstrate. I’m able to’t even originate explaining. For the foremost time in my lifestyles, any individual cocked a gun at me and said I could possibly possibly possibly restful enter the vehicle. I’m restful within the trauma of the expertise.
“I could possibly possibly possibly rapid bewitch (sic) up the name of one among the law enforcement officials.
“They insisted I must pay them better than half of of what is in my story. They went to my message inbox and saw my GTB balance. I said I wasn’t paying a dime and they said I’ll sleep within the cell and no one will know coz they had been with my cellphone.
“I became so disquieted of my lifestyles as I even secure read reports of folk shot needless and deserted someplace.
“They drove me about for hours and we started negotiating. They said 500ok or nothing. Omo, I started pondering that these guys may possibly possibly well reliable extinguish me and I don’t desire to pattern with the hashtag #justiceforuche for a Justice I would never rep. My mum, my dad and siblings and the scheme in which all the issues will play out.
“I mellowed down and started negotiating. They drove me to a monetary institution along Sheraton hotel by Maryland and requested me to pass and withdraw money. All of the while they had my cellphone so I could possibly possibly possibly now not make any recording or bewitch any photos. They took the money from me and destroyed the withdrawal receipt.
“They’d me utter a amble driver earlier than letting me glide,” Uche added.
Efforts to realize Benjamin Hundeyin, the utter police public relatives officer weren’t successful as his mobile line indicated that his cellphone became switched off.