When Will Nigerian Police Stop Extorting Money From People?
On daily basis, many Nigerian police officers have been caught on camera demanding and collecting bribes from motorists, and some Nigerian youths are not immune.
The Lagos State Police Command has stated that it will investigate extortion allegations levelled against its operatives by popular comedian Debo Adebayo, also known as Mr Macaroni. Adekunle Ajisebutu, the state Police Public Relations Officer, stated this following a live video of the comedian on Sunday in which he accused some police officers of extorting N30,000 from Lagos residents.
Mr Macaroni, who was attempting to rescue the victim, pulled over and confronted the police officers about why they had extorted the young boys. He directed a man on the scene to photograph the face of the police officers accused of stealing the money.
In response, the Lagos police PPRO stated that the force had zero tolerance for corruption.
“We do not condone any unprofessional act. The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has zero-tolerance for corruption. We will investigate the matter and act appropriately,” Ajisebutu said.
When do you think Nigerian police will stop extorting money from people? Let’s discuss.
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