Police force confirm arrest of officers demanding money from foreigner 

The Nigeria Police Force has arrested some of its officers caught in a viral video begging a foreign biker for money in Oyo State.

This was made known in a statement by the Force PRO, Muyiwa Adejobi on Friday.

The statement said that the Constabularies were arrested by the police authority for their “unprofessional, unacceptable, and punishable acts”.

RovingNaija reports that in a now-viral video, the officers were captured on camera demanding money from a female biker who was on a tour of Nigeria from the Netherlands.

The video clip since generated a barrage of social media reactions with Adejobi calling the attention of the Oyo state force command into the incident for immediate investigation.

 “The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP Adebola Ayinde Hamzat, has instituted a disciplinary procedure on the matter immediately.

“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.”

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Rita Elenwo

Rita Aletor- Elenwo, is a professional journalist with experience in broadcast, print and online reporting. A proud citizen of Edo state, Nigeria (Esan South East Local Government) Rita had her first degree in philosophy from Ebonyi State University (2008), PGD, in Communication from the University of Port Harcourt (2020), and currently in pursuit of an MSC degree in communication. Rita (nee Aletor-) is happily married with lovely children.

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