Writer and journalist, Solomon Buchi has expressed his bitterness over how he was intimidated by Nigerian policemen.
According to him, he and his kid brother were kidnapped by some Abuja policemen around Wuse 2, hours after eating at Kilimanjaro at Ruby Center.
He recounted how they double crossed their bolt ride, brought out guns and asked whisked them into their car which he noted wasn’t a police vehicle.
He stated that on getting in, they were bombarded with several questions from been asked their state of origin, to the job they did, and where they lived in Abuja.
He stated that when they learnt that they were Igbos, they mistook them for members of IPOB and whisked them into their car with 5 policemen.
Following the harassment melted on him, he revealed how he got a severe panic attack and begged to be given a water to take his medicines.
He was questioned on his occupation and he told them that he was a writer but they didn’t believe him and claimed that he was a yahoo boy.
He noted how they got furious when he told them that he wanted to call his lawyer.
He revealed how they searched his phone and saw his conversation with his manager and how much he was paid to attend an event.
He disclosed that they were handcuffed, pushed into the boot and taken to the outskirts of Abuja.
The policemen carted away with 500k out of 617k in his account, took away his new AirPods and valuables and even threatened to kill them.
He added that he believed the incident was planned since they paid the bolt driver off.
“I and my kid brother were kidnapped by the Police in Abuja around Wuse 2 couple hours ago, after eating at Kilimanjaro at Ruby Center. They swiftly doubled crossed our bolt ride, brought out guns and sked us to follow them into their car which wasn’t a police vehicle”
“On getting in, they asked where we’re from, I stated that we were Igbos from Imo state, they immediately said that we are members of IPOB, they squeezes us into their car, they were 5 police men! They started harassing us, at this point, I had a severe panic attack”
“I asked them to please give me water to take my meds (thankfully I was with it) they asked what I do for a living, I told them I’m a writer, and they stated that I’m a yahoo boy. They said we should get ready to get to the station, I told them that I wanted to call my lawyer”
“They were furious. They asked if I’m based in Abuja, I told them I cake for the holiday, and they sked where I stay and how much I am paying, I told them I stay at a shortlet apartment and we’ll, they ransacked my phone and saw the convo with my manager and saw how much I paid”
“They asked how I could afford such amount of money. All these while, they’ve taken us to outskirts of Abuja. By the way, they handcuffed us and pushed us into the boot. I nearly choked because I am claustrophobic and I had to take double dose of my meds”
“They wanted to tase us. They ransacked my brothers phone and called him a yahoo boy because of his crypto ish. They drove so far from Abuja, I mean, two hours! I was so scared because these guys had guns and threatened to kill us”
“They began asking how many accounts we have and how much in there. They forced us tonopen our bank apps, and told me to bring 1.5m. I was already having severe panic attacks and needed to take my other meds at home. I told them I didn’t have that amount of money”
“Long story short, they took our ATMs and withdrew 500,000 Naira out of 617000 that I had in my account. They withdrew my kid brothers 50k. I begged them that it was my upkeep money for my stay but they went physical on me, slapped me and asked me to use the 117k for myself”
“By the way, they stopped at a junction, and one took off his police uniform and went to withdraw the money using a POS! They also wanted to transfer our crypto. Man, I can’t even talk. I’m traumatized. After everything, they drive us back to town (Utako where I stay…)
“They looked for a dark place, unlocked the handcuffs and gave us our phones and cards. They took my new AirPods and valuables. Phew. This wasn’t the plan at all. I felt so invaded and highly abused”
“500K out of 617K in my account. Just like that? I was squeezed in the boot; I nearly passed our. They threatened to kill. They said they work for the IG of police. When the dropped us off, all I saw BWR 127QO as plate number. Not sure of the last two letters though”
“They were actual policemen, they had their walkie-talkie and I could hear security comms, but I think it was planned because they paid my Bolt driver off and told him to go and kidnapped my kid bro and I. I have never experienced anything close to this. I’m literally shaking”
“I have no words, I need time to understand this. My hard earned money. I was abused on all fronts”.
“I called my dad and he was crying:
“So this is how I would have lost you and your younger brother?”
Okay, I’ll take up this case. I take it up. Not my dad crying. Nah”.