Segalink, Nigerians on Twitter bring Policemen to justice for extorting N260,000

It’s been a never-ending battle, that Nigerians have had to endure in the hands of corrupt law officials. Police brutality has become a primary issue in the country, as civilians are constantly subject to all forms of harassment and extortion from the Nigerian police.

Luckily, social media has helped combat a number of these issues. Many activists continue to advocate for social justice using their social media platforms as a liaison point.

A prime example would be the debacle that has been unfolding on social media for almost 24 hours now. On 14th of July 2020, a social media influencer with username; @_Valking, put out a tweet, narrating his ordeal at the hands of some police officers in Ogudu area.

He tweeted about how he had been threatened, and how he was forced to make a confession after being beaten. The officers thereafter extorted N260,000 from the young man.

Fortunately, this tweet blew up, and it managed to get to rights activist Segun Awosanya, popularly known as Segalink. who has distinguished himself in tackling social issues and delivering justice to Police victims. And he would do so for this case.

Not long after, Segalink responded to the tweet, assuring the victim that he had taken the case up.

He later stated that the money would be refunded the next day and the perpetrators tried in court.

This elicited a number of responses from Nigerians on Twitter, as they were happy to see Segalink do what he does best.

 

Earlier today, Valking, gave an update on how he was called to the station and given back his money.

But not after the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) at the station was listed as an accomplice to the crime, and other similar operations in her district.

Somewhere in between this debacle, people called out the DPO, alleging that he is trying to defend the men who had kidnapped and extorted Valking. They also noted that he has, in corrupt fashion, reassigned the men back to their duties with no repercussion for their action, whatsoever.

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