By NewsCritic Reporters
As the EndSARS protests continue to sweep across the nation, a new report has indicated that Ndiegoro, Eziama, and Obingwa Police Divisions all in Aba, Abia State are among the high returning Police Divisions in the country.
According to the report, which was derived from an interview a leader of a Police tactical unit granted on the condition of identity protection revealed that the extortion of members of the public, including SARS, is not with the Police personnel on the road, “it is institutional”.
He claims that Commissioners embezzle security vote meant for the upkeep of operational officers, who now buy their own uniforms, fuel the car from funds extorted from the public. He alleged that “every Police operational team on checkpoints, raids make a targeted KPI weekly monetary return to their commanders, DPOs, HODs, who in turn makes return to the CP of the state or the CP in charge of the unit. “These CPs makes return to IGP, the PMF not exempted, he alleges in the interview.
He advised the Nigerian government to immediately ban Police officers from operational stop any arrest based on expiration of driving or vehicle license, as it is money making scheme. The VIO or FRSC should focus on this and transfer cases to police if need be, he said.
The officer claimed that high returning divisions in Abia state are called Ndiegoro Divisional Police Station and Eziama Divisional Police Station. “Personnel of these Stations just like SARS situated at Aba North LGA goes around on mini buses (Suziki Every) with POS machines.
According to the report a certain Bishop and a Policeman called Malaysia in Eziama Division allegedly takes people on gun point to ATM and push them out of vehicles late night. “These bad officers can be located in the Nigerian Police”.
“Anyone entering Aba late night is at risk because these men have been reported on many occasions, but only asked to refund the money and nothing happens. The reason they are invisible is because senior Police officers get returns, to stop the rot, start from the head”.
Ohuru-ishimiri Division in Obingwa LGA is a nightmare to Tricycle and Motorcycle riders. What happens in Aba is replicated across the other Police Divisions across the country, he explains.