There was drama at a United Bank of Africa (UBA) premises in Surulere on Thursday afternoon after a policeman who had followed a customer to extort her was caught pants down.
It was gathered that the policemen identified as Ogogor, who arrested a woman for alleged traffic offence had demanded N30,000 bribe from her, insisting that she would pay N50,000 should the matter get to the station.
He thereafter followed the woman who claimed to be out of cash to the bank in order for her to withdraw the N30,000 and give him, not knowing she had put a call across to a rights activist.
It was gathered that the unnamed activist contacted the Police Commissioner Fatai Owoseni, who deployed policemen to the scene with an order to apprehend the errant personnel.
But on getting to the scene, it was learnt that Ogogor first went under a vehicle parked within the premises but was dragged out by his colleagues who had been directed to fetch him.
“He became violent. When he was dragged from underneath the vehicle. He started tearing his uniform and went naked in public. He striped to his pant to avoid being arrested but some area boys came to assist the policemen who came from the CP’s office to effect the arrest and they dragged him into the police van,” said a source.
It was gathered that Ogogor was taken to the X-Squad unit at the police command, where he was detained and would be tried in orderly room