A Port Harcourt resident identified as Sir Henry on Twitter has alleged that he was abducted on Friday, 28 July 2023 by Police officers.
Henry in a tweet said the incident happened at the Mercy Land Junction axis of the East West Road in Port Harcourt.
Part of his statement reads
I have been in trauma and shock since I got kidnapped on Friday by Men of the Nigerian police. I went out to get Fuel around East west road (PH), this was around Mercy land Junction and so I proceeded to use the Obirikwere fly over to turn and head towards NTA.
road, that was when I got stopped by a group of police officers who were on stop and search on the fly over, note that their clothes had no name tags, I stopped and I was asked to get down from the car which I did, they asked to see the content of my car boot
Which I obliged and even tendered my ID card to show I work with a pharmaceutical company and had the right to be in possession of drugs(Nafdac registered drugs,OTC drugs), they were not satisfied and wanted to search my car too of which I reminded them that
It has to be done one at a time, because I have been a victim of police men planting stuffs in cars, I don’t know why my concern made them nervous and they turned to me and started shouting at me, called me a yahoo boy, called me a criminal and all what not,
felt a sharp slap at the back of my head from another officer and before I knew what was happening I was in cuffs and pushed into the back seat of my car, some cars passed by and saw all this but no one wanted to come to my rescue as they drove off with me,
They headed towards rumuokoro and then to Eliozu, all this while they said I would see hell at their station unless I settle, my phone was taken, they proceeded to make me unlock my phone and started going through it, went through my alerts and all, my social
took cash of 126k I had in my car after noticing I couldn’t make transfer anyhow at all, I was left around Onne road with my car and told to do thanksgiving cos they would have wasted me.. I was left there around 2am and had to drive myself home from there in
The Police heads in Port-harcourt would look into this.. I lost cash Yes, but my life was preserved.. also two other boys and a girl were also in the other vehicle and only God knows their fate.. This happened on 28th