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Police arrest 4 officers over alleged land grabbing in Rivers

Posted by on August 3, 2022 0

Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command have arrested some suspected policemen who pretend to be working for senior officers to aide suspected land grabbers who harass, intimidate and extort property owners in an estate in Rumuahorlu Community in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

Operatives of the different tactical units of the command with over 20 trucks, acting on the orders of the Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka, stormed Cedar Wood Estate, on Wednesday and raided a building reported to be the camp of the police personnel on the illegal operation.

Four police officers and their civilian driver were arrested and a patrol van without a plate number belonging to them was impounded.

However, some police personnel and civilians escaped.

Some landlords of the estate said their decision to petition the Inspector-General of Police and the CP over the matter was due to the incessant “invasion” of their properties, “harassment, intimidation and extortion” from the security personnel.

They also accused the officer of reselling their land, after “forcefully grabbing” it from them.

Police arrest 4 officers over alleged land grabbing in Rivers

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