Some residents in Calabar have lamented harassment by men of the Nigerian police force in parts of Calabar in their bid to fish out criminal elements in the state.
Victims of the incident, who reached out to our correspondent expressed disappointment that innocent persons continue to be harassed by police despite public outcry over the years.
A resident of an undisclosed street, who gave his name as Austin, said he was arrested in front of his compound and taken to a different area where he was interrogated and later released when he revealed his identity as a media practitioner.
Also speaking, another resident in a different location who faced a similar situation, said he negotiated and paid a sum of 30 thousand naira to the police officers before he was set free.
When contacted, spokesperson of the cross river state police command DSP Irene Ugbo said she was unaware of any such situations and asked victims to report to the command.
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