EDO: Police arrest officer caught extorting motorist in viral video

THE Police have arrested Victor Osabuohign, a Constable, caught demanding bribes from a motorist in a video circulated on social media.

Deputy Public Relations Officer of the command, Jennifer Iwegbu, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), announced this in a statement in Benin yesterday.

Osabuohign was seen in a viral video on Twitter, negotiating with a road user identified as Arc. Bolu.

Iwegbu said the officer has been arrested, detained and currently undergoing investigation. She said that the command has set up an ad-hoc committee headed by ACP James Chu, head of operations at the command. She added that the command’s Provost Marshal, CSP Avanrenren Godwin, is the deputy chairman of the committee.

The Police spokesperson stated that there were other operatives who had earlier been arrested for alleged official corruption and undergoing investigation.

She added that Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, has urged members of the public to come up with reports against erring officers of the command.

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