Nigerian Police arrest constabularies caught on camera demanding money

By Moses Okorie

Following a viral video, which caught some officers of the Police Special Constabularies begging money from a female Dutch rider at Ojongbodu area along Iseyin/Ogbomosho Road in Oyo, Oyo State, recently, the Nigerian Police Force said the affected personnel have been arrested for their unprofessional, unacceptable, and punishable acts.

According to a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, on Friday, the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP Adebola Ayinde Hamzat, has instituted a disciplinary procedure on the matter immediately.

The police spokesman said, “The Police Special Constabularies who were caught in a viral video demanding money from a Dutch woman rider at Ojongbodu area along Iseyin/Ogbomosho Road in Oyo, Oyo State have been appended. The Constabularies were arrested by the police authority for their unprofessional, unacceptable, and punishable acts.

The police authority 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”, the FPRO said.

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