This video is a must watch! It showcases the level of moral decay and corruption in some of our force men!
A Nigerian Police Sergeant attached to the Lagos State Police Command Motor Traffic Division has been caught on video trying to extort money from a motorist in Lagos, western Nigeria. And the authorities have arrested him and put him on orderly room trial.
In the video which has gone viral on the social media, the policeman was caught negotiating a N25,000 bribe with a motorist. Unknown to him, the whole scene was being recorded.
The Sergeant had arrested the motorist for contravening the traffic code. He took the motorist to the entrance of their station, but rather than book him, decided to negotiate with him.
The faces of the corrupt policeman
The face of the corrupt policeman
From a clip of the video, the officer, obviously was attracted by some foreign currency notes he saw with the motorist, who was on his way out of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport with a female companion.
The policeman decided to demand a hefty N25,000 to let the motorist off the hook.
Last night, the Nigerian Police released a post via the force’ Facebook page.
The message with the headline: “Arrest of Unethical Policeman Caught On Video” revealed the identity of the sergeant.
“The Policeman involved in the unprofessional and shameful act as seen in a video clip currently in circulation on the social media has been identified.
“He is a Sergeant with Force Number 192954 (Name withheld) attached to the Lagos State Command Motor Traffic Division (State MTD). He has been arrested and currently in detention awaiting the commencement of his orderly room trial (Nigeria Police version of court).
“The Inspector General of Police IGP MD Abubakar has directed the Commissioner of Police Lagos State to ensure that the orderly room trial is concluded in record time. The IGP therefore reiterates his assurance to the public of his zero tolerance to any form of corrupt practices involving any Police officer.
“He equally advises citizens to take advantage of the use of the Nigeria Police Force’ complaint email address; firstname.lastname@example.org which guarantees their confidentiality in forwarding all manners of complaints of unethical conduct involving any Police officer or security agent for necessary action.”
Since the video went viral, a lot of Nigerians at home and abroad have been commenting.
A concerned Nigerian based in Republic of Ireland, Bayo Blakk said after seeing the Video: “The Police officer is a disgrace to us Nigerians home and abroad. He must be prosecuted so as to serve as deterrent to others.”
Another Nigerian, Adewole Ajao, resident in Scotland simply said “kelebe at the top. This officer should be Located…This is what Nigerians go through in the hands of the Police… a good evidence against the Nigerian Police Force.”
Click on this link for the transcript of the bribe negotiation between the policeman and motorist:
May God save us!!
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