Nigeria Police spokesperson Olumuyiwa Adejobi has said young Nigerians always get extorted by Police officers because their means of income are not genuine.
Adejobi said this while responding to a post made by a user on X (formerly Twitter) handle @altruistglotv.
The individual reacted to a video of a young man on X, in company of his girlfriend, who was stopped, labelled a Yahoo boy and extorted by Police officers in Ilorin, Kwara State.
Commenting on the video, the individual called out the Police spokesperson for knowing about the extortion that takes place.
“Uniform shouldn’t be a symbol of war to citizens, your officers are criminals, the way they extort young guys instead of politicians is too much. You know about this, you see it and hear it everyday. We have families, we have parents,” the X user said.
In his response, Adejobi said only young people with ingenuine incomes get extorted and questioned why those harassed always go ahead to pay the officers.
He said that if such a person has a genuine income then there is no point paying the officers.
“Why do the young ones pay them? Someone who claims he doesn’t have work, he’s suffering, yet he pays 500k or 1m naira etc, how come?” Adejobi said.
“I guess they are birds of the same feather. If you are genuine, you earn your income from your eork place, legit money, I dont think you would allow someone or some people to rob you of it. No way. My take.”
Why do the young ones pay them? Someone who claims he doesn't have work, he's suffering, yet he pays 500k or 1m naira etc, how come? I guess they are birds of the same feather. If you are genuine, you earn your income from your eork place, legit money, i dont think you would… https://t.co/6sbu15CYL0
— Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi (@Princemoye1) September 13, 2023