On Sunday, Muyiwa Adejobi, the Nigeria Police Force Public Relations Officer, told how he witnessed several police officers extorting individuals when he was traveling along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. He claimed the officers had been called to the Force Headquarters in Abuja. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
While writing on the numerous claims of extortion and other criminal actions being carried out by police officers, particularly at checkpoints on various roads and highways across the nation, Adejobi revealed this on his X handle.
According to Adejobi, he was driving along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway when he caught some policemen engaging in extortion, adding that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the station where they came from had been asked to bring them to the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
He said he always feels sad to see some policemen extorting the citizens, adding that it is not only disheartening, but also a sad situation and a sort of oppression of the people.
According to him: “It’s disheartening to see some of our men extorting Nigerians. Personally, I feel sad and I don’t like it because it’s a sort of oppression. The IGP has made it clear that supervisory officers would henceforth be held responsible.
“We can not continue to overlook their misdeeds. This is the sacrifice and the bold step we must take.”
The issue of extortion by policemen on the highways and other roads across the country has always been a major concern to the authorities as hardly would a day pass that there would not be reports of both police brutality and extortion in the media space.
Below is the screenshot of the post by Adejobi on the issue: CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>