By Enyichukwu Enemanna
Police Special Constabularies caught in a viral video asking to be given money from a Dutch woman rider in the Ojongbodu area along Iseyin/Ogbomosho Road in Oyo, South West Nigeria, have been arrested, police authorities announced on Friday.
This is contained in a statement on Friday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi.
They were arrested for their ”unprofessional, unacceptable, and punishable acts”, the Force Headquarters said.
Adejobi also disclosed that ”the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP Adebola Ayinde Hamzat, has instituted a disciplinary procedure on the matter immediately.”
”The police authority has condemned the act and ordered that the men and their supervising Divisional Police Officer be sanctioned accordingly.”
He described the act as unpolice-like and would never be tolerated in any manner.
He assured that the Force would, however, intensify efforts in commencing the reorientation programme as initiated by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun for officers and men of the Force to address issues of this nature and reposition the Nigeria Police.
The policemen had asked the woman for “something to chop” after demanding to know what she brought.
Apparently attempting to make her understand their language, one of them asked her to give them money.