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POLICE: Over ₦80million Allegedly Extorted by Rivers Command Returned To Victim .... Redeploys CP Emeka Nwonyi, Others

Activist Israel Joe displays some of the refunded money alongside the victim, Atubi.

...... Commends the zero tolerance of extortion and indiscipline by the Police Authorities of the NPF.

.... Urges the IGP to continue in this golden path of justice.

The Nigeria Police Force, Force Headquarters, Abuja have refunded over eighty million naira allegedly extorted by the Anti-Cyber Crime Unit, attached to the State CID of Rivers State Police Command to its owner, Davidson John Atubi, Chairman of a pipeline Surveillance facility. 

Also returned are two plasma televisions, gold worth over five million naira and a standing fan that were carted away from residence of the victim. 

The money and the items were refunded to Human Right Activist and Peace Advocate, Comrade Israel Joe and his team on Friday, December 22.

This follows on the directives of the  Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, PhD who is very determined to reposition the NPF.

The Force Headquarters, in its quest to rid the Force if bad elements and sanitize the system, ordered the redeployment of the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, CP Emeka Nwonyi, the Deputy Commissioner of Police as well as an Assistant Commissioner of Police over the matter, from the State.

This much was confirmed by a statement issued and signed by Human Rights Activist, Comrade Israel Joe  on 27 Wednesday, December and a copy made available to our Correspondent.

Comrade Joe, in the statement said: "An equivalent of almost 89 million naira, two plasma Televisions, gold worth over 5million naira and a standing fan carted away from the victim's house was handed over to my team, the victim and I, on Friday 22nd December, 2023 which was confirmed and released early hours of today Wednesday 27th December."

Comrade Joe said, "We had gone severally to Port Harcourt and Abuja in search of the truth and justice that has been delivered to us."

Comrade Joe noted that, "The IPO Emmanuel Eteng and his group that perpetuated the crime are facing the necessary disciplinary committee of the Force for having lied with the name of the IGP and other top officers in order to extort."

Comrade Joe expressed gratitude to the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun and his team for his "sagacious" move of Justice as well as cleanup of the Rivers State Police Command. 

He urged the new Commissioner of Police in Rivers State,CP Tunji Disu to continue to monitor the activities of unscrupulous police men with an objective to bring down the great image of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF.

"We wish to commend the zero tolerance of extortion and indiscipline by the Police Authorities of the NPF and urge the IGP to continue in this golden path of justice."

It would be recalled that Comrade Israel Joe had petitioned IGP Kayode Egbetokun, detailing how the Police in Rivers State Command burst into the home of one Davidson John Atubi, chairman of a pipeline surveillance facility, arrested him and seized over one hundred million (dollars & naira) which the victim was supposed to use in payment of salaries of his workers and also, undergo medical treatment abroad. 

It was learnt that IGP Egbetokun promptly minuted the petition to the IGP-Monitoring unit under the distinguished leadership of DC Elleman Adamu, who investigated the issue painstakingly.

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