…we Will Arrest the Imposter Who Made the Demand-PPRO
The Adamawa state police command has arrested one Stephen Reuben in Yola, Adamawa state, in connection with EndSARS protest and demanded for the payment of the sum of One hundred and fifty thousand naira in order to secure his release from their custody, a family source told News Rendezvous.
Linus Mugoron, an uncle to the arrested young man told TGNEWS that his nephew was arrested while participating in the EndSARS protest on Tuesday in Yola, and that they are yet to be briefed as to what he did and why he was arrested.
Linus Mugoron, Stephen’s uncle said, “Stephen Reuben is my nephew, he was arrested when he and his friends went out for a peaceful protest with some of his friends.
“He said the protest was peaceful and that they even submitted letters at the government house.
“But the protest was later disrupted and they were violently dispersed by some hudlums and in the process of trying to get away, he was arrested by the police and he has been in the police custody.
“Initially they said that he was arrested because in the cause of the protest, he assaulted a police officer, later on they again said that he was arrested by a hotel owner because he jumped into his hotel premises, we have been trying to get the hotel owner to settle it peacefully.”
Mugoron said, “When we were informed of his arrest, we went to the police headquarters to secure his bail, the police officers told us, we have to pay the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand naira before he would be released.”
“We told them that we do not have that kind of money, so we pleaded with them and settled for fifty thousand naira but a lawyer came to our aid.”
Reacting to the situation, the Adamawa state police Public Relations officer, Suleiman Nguroje said, “I was just informed of the development and we have launched an investigation into who was responsible for it and we uncovered the person who demanded money from them was not even a police officer.
“We have declared him wanted and we would arrest him anytime soon and parade him before the press so that we can get rid of such elements that give the police a bad name.”
Nguroje added that, “With respect to the arrest of the suspect, he was not arrested by the police but by a hotel owner, who brought him in for trespassing into his property.”