Police officer caught on tape demanding bribe arrested (+ the viral video)

The Nigeria Police Force has detained an officer caught on tape demanding bribe from a traffic offender, in a rare display of prompt disciplinary action.

The police made the announcement in a Facebook post on Tuesday. The police said the erring officer, whose video clip has since gone viral in Nigeria social media space, is awaiting an “orderly room trial;” the Nigeria Police version of court.

watch the video after the break

In the video which has gone viral on the social media, the policeman was caught negotiating a N25,000 bribe with a motorist. Unknown to him, the whole scene was being recorded.

The Sergeant had arrested the motorist for contravening the traffic code. But rather than book him, decided to negotiate with him.

The police admitted the officer is a sergeant attached to the Lagos State Command Motor Traffic Division.

“The Inspector General of Police IGP MD Abubakar has directed the Commissioner of Police Lagos State to ensure that the orderly room trial is concluded in record time,” the post on Facebook said.

The IGP, Mohammed Abubakar, has repeatedly assured Nigerians of his administration’s zero tolerance to any form of corrupt practices involving any police officer.

The police have introduced an email, policemonitor@npf.gov.ng, where they promise confidentiality for citizens reporting police misconduct.


Commendable swift response by the Police Force, 'Naija go better'


  1. Na so dem dey do. God don catch am hehehehehehehe


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