Three residents of Emenike street in Mile 1 Diobu PortHarourt has accused some officers of Diobu Divisional Police headquarters of forcefully withdrawing money from their ATM card.
Narrating their ordeal to our correspondent, Paul Christopher who spoke on behalf of the others 2 said they were going to withdraw money from ATM machine at a Bank at Emenike by Ikwerre junction and some Police Officers who were deployed at the Place to enforce movement restriction order by the government had accosted him on Wednesday 2 April 2020.
Mr Christopher said that a Patrol Hilux van named Delta Flush white in colour belonging to Mile 1 Police Station arrested them while they were coming back and took them to the station. He said at the station a female Police Officer told them to cooperate if they want to be released. According to one of them gave the officer his ATM card and the pin number. The officer then took the card and withdraw the money used in paying for their bail before they were released while others were still there.
In the meantime, a Human Rights Organisation, Civil Rights Council CRC has condemned the alleged extortion of the three men by the men of mile1 Police. State chairman of CRC Prince Wiro, said the group will ensure officers accused of using the men ATM card to withdraw money is made to face the law. The group also condemned human Rights abuses by security operatives who were the enforcing 24 hours curfew along some major roads as announced by the state Government to release them unconditionally.