Friday, 13 September 2013

Police dismiss officers caught on tape demanding bribe

Two traffic police women, Corporals Elizabeth Itolor and Jennifer Azingbe, who were videotaped receiving N100 bribe from a bus driver in Lagos, have been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force.
Itolor and Azingbe, attached to the Makinde Police Division, were said to have received their dismissal letters on Wednesday.
The Police Provost Unit of the Lagos State Command concluded an orderly room trial of the policewomen last week.
Both women were said to have spent nine years in the police as they were recruited in 2004.
The corporals’ dismissal is contained in a circular which stated that the policewomen were dismissed over “despicable acts and corrupt practices contrary to Paragraph E(iii) and C(iii) respectively of Schedule 1 of the Police Act and Regulations 370 of the Federation of Nigeria 1990.”
A video footage on Youtube posted by one Afro Finlandia a few weeks ago, showed one of the policewomen negotiating a N100 bribe with a commercial bus driver at the Oshodi/Apapa Expressway.
The video, which had over 40,000 views, and generated public outrage on social media, led to the arrest of the women.
In the video, the driver was seen trying to negotiate his way out of a bribe. But despite the driver’s pleas, the policewoman refus

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