Four policemen attached to Ijanikin Division in Lagos State Police Command have been arrested for allegedly robbing one Theodore Ifunnaya of about N221,508.
The police spokesman in Lagos, CSP Chike Oti, said that the victim was a Nigerian based in Togo.
Oti said that the affected policemen had been transferred to the Provost Section of the Command for investigation.
News men gathered that the officers allegedly accosted the victim coming from Togo to celebrate Christmas in Nigeria at Iyana – Ira, Badagry area on Dec. 17.
It was learnt that the suspects subjected the victim to tortuous search and interrogation, where they discovered the sum of money with him.
They were alleged to have bundled him into their patrol vehicle to Ijanikin police station where they seized his money and invited a bureau de change operator to exchange the CFA currency into Naira equivalent.
News men gathered that having satisfied they had subdued their victim with a threat, they allegedly released him and gave him N2000 out of his money, to enable him locate his Lagos residence.