A Nigerian man identified as Otunba has accused officers of the Adeniji police station in Lagos state of arresting him and his friends after finding sex toys on female passengers.
According to him, they were pulled over while heading to the club, and after a thorough search, sex toys were found on the ladies in their car.
He said the officers dragged them to their station, where they confiscated their gold bracelets worth N500,000 each and extorted N50,000 from them.
“My friends and i were on our way back from 17th avenue after dinner and we headed to the club, when we got stopped by some men in casual clothes, they claimed to be police officers, this was around 12:20am, we stopped and allowed them to do their thing,
they then searched each and every one of us and later saw sex toys w the ladies that were with us, immediately we were put into handcuffs and taken to the their station immediately, i kept asking if sex toy was now illegal in Nigeria,
when we got to the station they asked us to take off all our belongings, i still told them to allow me call my lawyer or a friend so they know where we were, they took my friends gold chains and bracelets, and took us inside the cell till around 4:40am,
then they later came back and took us to a place and asked us to pay the sum of 150,000 and i asked again, please show me where it’s illegal to use sex toys. this officers went ahead to browse up a blog that said “police to arrest people w sex toys”
at this point i was already frustrated because we were not allowed to call anyone, we begged them and they later told you to pay the sum of N50,000 after paying when we were released and our belongings were released back we couldn’t find 2 gold bracelets
and we immediately told them our bracelets were missing, they then got furious and said “do you know it’s a crime to accuse a police officer” they slapped my friend and shouted at us to leave immediately if we didn’t want to go back to the cell
Please we just need our gold bracelets back because each piece cost about N500,000 Abeg, una don collect una 50,000 already, give us back our bracelet”
Benjamin Hundeyin, the state police command’s spokesperson, guaranteed that the officers would be found and prosecuted.
In his words;
“Have you called the DPO Adeniji? I just did. He’s not aware of this case. He’s awaiting your call, as this would help in identifying the officers (see my pinned tweet for his number). They must and will be identified, after which the needful will be done.”