Police confirms arrest of officers demanding bribe from Dutch rider

THE Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has confirmed the arrest of its officials caught in a viral video demanding money from a female Dutch rider in Oyo state.

This was disclosed by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) Muyiwa Adejobi in a statement on Friday, December 8.

Describing their actions as punishable and unacceptable, Adejobi noted that the Oyo State Commissioner of Police Adebola Ayinde Hamzat has commenced disciplinary procedure on the issue.

The police authority has condemned the act and ordered that the men and their supervising Divisional Police Officer be sanctioned accordingly.

“Such an act is unpolice and would never be tolerated in any manner. The Force would however intensify efforts in commencing the reorientation programme initiated by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D, NPM, for officers and men of the Force to address issues of this nature and reposition the Nigeria Police Force,” Adejobi noted.

    Two police officers were captured in a video that went viral on social media, demanding money from a foreign rider who was on her way to Abuja via a motorcycle.

    The biker had asked why the policemen were requesting money of her, but the officers only intensified their demands.

    The Oyo State Police Command also expressed regret at the actions of the policemen and encouraged Nigerians to report such misconduct.

    “Viral video portraying the regrettable misconduct of certain policemen along Moniya-Iseyin Road has been accessed. All those involved have been apprehended for immediate disciplinary actions. Supervision will be increased. Please report any misconduct to Xsquad on +2348023535470,” the Command disclosed via its official X handle.

    Ijeoma Opara is a journalist with The ICIR. Reach her via [email protected] or @ije_le on Twitter.

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