A policeman deployed to Okota axis of Oshodi/Isolo local government area of Lagos State has been arrested for collecting bribe from a motorist.
The Inspector, whose name tag showed ‘Taloju Martins’ in the video, was seen counting N1000 notes said to be 40 pieces.
The money was a ransom paid by an unidentified motorist to free his vehicle.
The motorist had allegedly violated the lockdown order of the government to curb the community transmission of coronavirus in the state.
The motorist, whose car was seized by the policeman, was told to pay N50,000, but he pleaded to pay N40,000. Unknown to Martins, the motorist recorded the transaction.
In the video posted by Nigerian artiste, @RuggedyBaba, the incident happened on Friday, April 10 at Ago Palace Road, Okota.
Confirming the incident, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said the culprit has been arrested.
He added that the Inspector would be subjected to disciplinary proceedings in accordance with the regulations of the Nigeria Police Force.
“We have seen the video and the Inspector has been arrested. An investigation has commenced. He will be subjected to internal disciplinary proceeding known as Orderly Room Trial,” Elkana said.