Army Officers At Lagos Airport Towed My Car For Refusing To Bribe Them – Cross River Born Techpreneur, Philip Obin

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By Jonathan Ugbal

Cross River born techpreneur, Mr. Philip Obin on Thursday took to Twitter to vent his frustration at some men of the Nigerian Army who towed his vehicle away after failing to give them a bribe.

Mr. Obin who took to Twitter to announce the incident, said it took place at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

“Some Army officers just stopped me at the intl airport road, called in some area boys with a towing van and handed me to them, after I refused to pay them bribe. The boys gave me attached account details to pay in N11,000,” Mr. Obin tweeted.

He later replied with a series of comments on the thread to inform his followers of the developments.

“Just did 11 naira into their account as evidence. I am still being held in their premises. I hear this is how they extort innocent Nigerians. Cc @FAAN_Official @ChibuikeAmaechi @PoliceNG @officialEFCC @SaharaReporters @ogundamisi @Omojuwa @MrAyeDee @fkeyamo @Laurestar @Ayourb,” read the first reply.

“Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport Lagos.
Even as type, the @HQNigerianArmy soldiers are busy extorting motorists at a checkpoint just before the intl departures. 2yrs ago, I paid about 20k similarly, just because I didn’t want troubles. It’s time to PUT A STOP to this illegality,” Mr. Obin tweeted in his second reply.

The third reply contained photo of his vehicle, a screenshot of the transaction on his phone and some men suspected to be those called in by the Army to tow his vehicle.

Mixed reactions trailed his tweet.

And, in a statement to this reporter, Mr. Obin who is the Chief Executive Officer of Potech Integrated Services, a firm providing ICT related business support solutions, confirmed the development and decried the continuous extortion of Nigerians which he said needs to stop.

He said the Army officers “handed” him over to those who brought the towing van and, “After a long negotiation, the boys gave me attached account details to pay in N11,000 before my car would be released.

“I just did a transfer of 11 naira into the personal account povided, as evidence. My car is still being held at their premises. This is how they extort innocent Nigerians.”

He alleged that the soldiers were “busy extorting motorists at the same checkpoint just before the intl airport departures,” as: “Over 10 other victims have paid them money in my presence.”

On stopping the scenario from recurring, Mr. Obin said that: “I have more evidence and I am willing to follow this one to the end, and ensure this doesn’t continue unchallenged.”

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