The Nigeria Police Force has instituted a disciplinary procedure against the two officers who were seen in a viral video, demanding money from a Dutch woman rider at Ojongbodu area along Iseyin/Ogbomosho Road in Oyo, Oyo State, after they were apprehended.
The Public Relations Officer of the force, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Friday, condemned the action and added that such will not be tolerated within the police force.
“The Police Special Officers who were caught in a viral video demanding money from a Dutch woman rider at Ojongbodu area along Iseyin/Ogbomosho Road in Oyo, Oyo State have been apprehended.
“The officers were arrested by the police authority for their unprofessional, unacceptable, and punishable acts.
“The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP Adebola Ayinde Hamzat, has instituted a disciplinary procedure on the matter immediately.
“The police force has condemned the act and ordered that the men and their supervising Divisional Police Officer be sanctioned accordingly. Such an act is unpolice and would never be tolerated in any manner.
Adejobi further said the Police would intensify efforts in commencing the reorientation programme initiated by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D, NPM, for officers and men of the Force to address issues of this nature and reposition the Nigeria Police Force.
The policemen were sighted in a video demanding money from a female biker who was on a tour of Nigeria from the Netherlands.
They officers had flagged down the biker, asking her where she was from and where she was heading.
The Dutch replied that she was from the Netherlands and she was on her way to Abuja, apparently surprising the two officers.
In the video, the officers asked the woman to offer them money or whatever she could.
The tourist appeared not to comprehend the officers’ message until they clearly said, “Give me money, money,” to which she asked, “Why?”