Navy Arrests Six Suspects For Extortion 

Hyacinth Chinweuba

The Commander, NNS BEECROFT, Commodore Bashir Mohammed , has announced the arrest of Mr Joseph Udodigwe, Director, JI Promotion Ltd., and five other staff of the company for alleged extorting unsuspecting citizens patronising the company’s service.

Mohammed said this in a signed statement on Friday made available to newsmen,,which he said was done by NNS BEECROFT security patrol team popularly known as ‘OPERATION MESA’ on Wednesday August 4 at Nnamdi Azikiwe Street, Idumota, Lagos State.

According to him, preliminary investigation reveal that Udodigwe in collaboration with his cohorts forcefully collect money from passersby and customers using the company’s Point Of Sale (POS) service.

“Additionally, JI PROMOTION LTD disguises as a gaming and betting spot where customers are deceived to pay for prizes they have allegedly won without being given the prize,” the Commander said.

Commodore Mohammed said that some items which were used to lure and defraud unsuspecting citizens were recovered upon conduct of the raid by NNS BEECROFT patrol team.

“These items include; two 17’’ coloured ultra slim LG TV, one national star iron, one firewheel kerosene stove model 33, one 21 FU9RB LG TV and one DVD Home Theatre System.

“Others are one ZH950 Abro gasoline generator, one Sunikko wall clock, one bus side mirror, one wrapper pack of paper, one bus spare tyre and four new packs of materials.

“Also, two small bags with and without clothes, one track suit and two short wooden benches,” the Commander said.

Commodore Mohammed gave a stern warning to non-conformists breaking the law and order of the state and said that he had handed over the suspects to the Police.

He said that the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Vice Adm. Awwal Gambo was commited towards supporting other law enforcement agencies in eradicating illegalities within NNS Nigerian Navy arrests six for extortion.

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