Police extortion in Igando
Alleged police extortion in Igando

Residents of Igando in Alimosho have called on the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) to investigate the constant extortion of motorists by policemen in the area.

A resident, Talib Adams, posted a video on social media which showed police officers in the area extorting a bus driver.

He shared the video in reaction to the news that the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) arrested 26 Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) personnel across the country for extortion.

In a series of reactions on social media platform Twitter, the residents accused the policemen of collecting money from motorists day and night with impunity, while charging the NPF top hierarchy to take immediate action.

The residents further explained that the extortion has led to constant traffic buildup at Igando Phase II.

“The delay at Igando Phase II always causes a traffic buildup down to the U-turn at College bus stop. The Police officers there are a league of extraordinary disappointments”, Adams said.

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Waju Folarin, another resident, corroborated the story by stating that the area mentioned was known for police exploitation.

“That zone belongs to them and as early as 4:30am, they are on the road collecting money. They even have two roadblocks, so that if you escape the first, you would not succeed in passing through the second,” Folarin said.

The residents therefore charged the police authorities to revamp the force through re-orientation and discipline, which, according to them, was evidently lacking in the force.

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