The Lagos Police arrest and extort youngsters in masse – 'because it is the holiday season.'
Olayinka, a social media influencer, told how police officers assigned to the Ilasan Police Station in Lekki, Lagos, arrested and extorted him of N20,000. On Friday, about 11:45 p.m., Olayinka was on his way home when a white shuttle, also known as korope, came to a halt near him and police officers alighted from the vehicle urged him to jump in. "I refrained from arguing with them since they were armed. Two other danfo buses were parked behind the shuttle, both of which belonged to police personnel. They searched me and discovered nothing incriminating, yet they refused to release me," Olayinka told FIJ. "Police officers drove to Chevyview estate and started arbitrarily arresting individuals. Numerous individuals were detained, including those standing in front of their homes. They arrived at Chevyview about 12 a.m., and their two danfo buses were packed with residents." The police officers did not inform Olayinka or the other individuals detained of their wrongdoi