Social media was filled with rage after it was reported that family members of a Divisional Police Officer in Delta State allegedly paid N3million for the senior policeman to regain his freedom from his abductors.
According to The Punch, the victim’s name was given as Mr Okoro in charge of Galilee Police Station, Ute-Ogbeje community in Ika North East Local Government Area of the state.
Mr Okoro was allegedly kidnapped along Benin-Asaba Expressway August 9 between Onicha-Ugbo and Issele-Uku.
The Delta State Police Commissioner Mr Adeyinka Adeleke has denied the report, saying police doesn’t support payment of ransom.
Reacting on Twitter, Emeka Nnodim alleged that the senior police officer might have been kidnapped by his own colleagues.
“Where did he get the 3m paid for ransom? This shows he was kidnapped by his members for shortchanging them in booty sharing.”
Another user, Chris Eribo described the incident as pathetic, “So ironic and pathetic… no wonder someone few months ago said that Nigeria only needs God to secure her borders, next level.”
Bamidele Sodeke who was sarcastic in his comment tweeted, “Wetin I dey wait for , people wey suppose protect m, Dem kidnap Dem . Bush meat Don catch d Hunter”
See other reactions below:
Wetin I dey wait for , people wey suppose protect m, Dem kidnap Dem .
Bush meat Don catch d Hunter 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/AMwS9eYSDZ
— ♥Bamidele Sodeke♥. 💒✝🛐🌏 (@BamideleSodeke) August 13, 2019
Were did he get the 3m paid for ransom? This shows he was kidnapped by his members for shortchanging them in booty sharing.
— Emeka Nnodim (@extracode) August 13, 2019
DPO??????. Then what is d fate of an ordinary citizen. We kept avoiding the truth which is there was a country called Nigeria
— fakoo (@fakooluwafemi) August 13, 2019
Imagine that. Nigerians, the unwritten code is protect yourself, our security forces are the weakest in the world making us all vulnerable.
— Ndifreke Archibong (@Archtwitz) August 14, 2019
If police could pay ransom, #Nigeria we are all in soup. You know what that means? You are on your own. Na OYO we dey.🤣😂
If kidnappers saw this, it's a message there is an emerging business for them.
— Ayemojubar 🇳🇬 (@ayemojubar) August 13, 2019
Security is of God. Whatever you do, ensure no one kidnaps you. Take measures to keep criminals at bay and pray "deliver us from evil". The Police is now in need of protection too.
Be strong where you are.
— Gabriel M. God (@Gabriel54032459) August 13, 2019
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