The Imo State Police Command, on Thursday, arraigned three dismissed policemen who impersonated officers of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee.
The dismissed cops have been arrested on the order of the state Commissioner of Police for arresting and extorting suspected web fraudsters within the identify of EFCC personnel.
DAILY POST learnt that other than extorting enormous sums of cash from the alleged cybercrime suspects, the dismissed officers confiscated their devices, which included their sensible telephones and laptops.
They have been subsequently discovered responsible in orderly room trials and have been dismissed from the power after the victims made official complaints.
On Thursday, the State Police command arraigned them on legal rely costs in Owerri, the State capital.
The dismissed cops have been, nevertheless, returned to custody because the courtroom didn’t sit.
The police spokesperson within the State, Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed the event to our correspondent in a phone dialog, stated that the courtroom didn’t sit.
Ikeokwu additional disclosed that the command had earlier dismissed 11 cops on corruption costs, whereas 19 others have been being investigated.