Police probe ‘extortion’ of writer Solomon Buchi

The Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory Police Command, CP Sunday Babaji, has ordered an investigation into the alleged extortion of a writer, Solomon Buchi, by policemen in Abuja.

This was contained in a statement titled ‘FCT Police Command Commences Investigation on Solomon Buchi’s Viral Instagram Extortion Post’.

The statement was signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh, on behalf of the Commissioner on Wednesday evening.

According to the statement, Babaji ordered the immediate arrest of officers involved in the alleged extortion adding that findings of the investigation would be made public.

The statement read in part, “The attention of the FCT Police Command has been drawn to the viral post of an alleged case of extortion by some Police Officers in Abuja.

“Consequent to the above, the Commissioner of Police FCT Command, CP Sunday Babaji psc, has ordered an immediate investigation and the arrest of personnel involved in the alleged unprofessional conduct.

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“Investigations have therefore commenced and the outcome will be made public upon its conclusion.”

In a viral Twitter post on Tuesday night, Buchi alleged that he and his younger brother were assaulted and treated as criminals by the men of the Nigeria Police Force while on vacation in the FCT.

Buchi, who has a large following across different social media platforms, is known for his opinions on relationship matters.

In the Twitter post, he said the policemen, who put them in an unmarked car, forcefully extorted N500,000 from him while labelling him and his brother members of the Indigenous People of Biafra.

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