Barely a month after we reported that a Police-man caught on video demanding a twenty-five thousand Naira bribe has been arrested and sacked another police-woman has been arrested for demanding a hundred Naira bribe.
According to the Punch, Public Relations Officer of the command, Ngozi Braide, told correspondents on the telephone that the arrest followed a probe of the video which has been circulating on the social media.
“We have arrested her and she is presently in custody. She will be made to undergo an orderly room trial and the outcome will be made public,’’ Braide said.
When asked to provide the name and the station the female cop was attached, Braide said she could not immediately provide the details and told correspondents to call back.
Subsequent calls placed to her phone were not answered. A text message sent to her phone on the matter was also not replied.
The one minute and 25 seconds video of the Police-woman, which was uploaded onto youtube initially attracted about 23,000 views in the first 24 hours after it was uploaded has now attracted over 46,000 views.
In the footage, the policewoman was heard insisting on collecting the N100 bribe from a driver whom she stopped for violating a traffic rule at a yet-to-be identified location in Lagos.
The driver who had passengers in the bus was heard appealing to her that he should be allowed to proceed on his journey. But the driver’s pleas fell on deaf ears as the policewoman insisted on collecting the bribe.
The policewoman was heard saying, “E no concern me. Pay me my own money.”