If is about the first time that the police are given Nigerians a good piece of advice and what their reaction should be when an officer demands money from them.

It is the spokesperson for the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, that gave this advice.

He wants Nigerians to ask for a receipt when a policeman demands money from them.


Adejobi, made this known on Friday during an interview on TVC.

Oyo Police Officers In Trouble After Begging Foreign Biker For Money
Oyo Police Officers Begging Foreign Biker For Money

The force PRO said no policeman or woman is allowed to collect any money from any citizen.

To him, any officer caught with proof will be severely punished.

The Force spokesperson added that appreciating police officers by giving them gifts on the road will put them in serious trouble.

Due Process

Adejobi asked Nigerians to always follow due process.

Especially when it comes to appreciating police officers by going to their offices and meeting their superiors.

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According to Adejobi, the constabularies dismissed for attempted extortion of Dutch Rider in Oyo State were not police personnel.

The Oyo State Police Commissioner, Adebola Hamzat, ordered the immediate dismissal of two members of the special constabulary working with the state command over allegations of extortion.

The affected officers are Jimoh Lukman and Kareem Fatai.

The personnel were paraded at the Oyo State Police Command, Eleyele, Ibadan, on Wednesday, where their dismissal was announced.

Orderly Room Investigation

In a statement made available to journalists on Thursday, CP Hamzat said the dismissal of the two constables was in response to a recommendation from an orderly room investigation.

Their dismissal trailed a video that went viral weeks ago.

That video captured the two police officers asking a Dutch tourist for money.

The video showed the tourist riding a power bike from the Netherlands to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

That video had generated mixed reactions among Nigerians on and offline.


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