Feb 3rd, 2014 – Corporal Aniyem Chiyem: Nigerian Police Officer Demanding Dollar Bribe Arrested & Suspended
Do you remember the exclusive story of a Nigerian police officer NaijaGists.com broke last week? If you missed the story, read it here.
The identity of the police officer in question is out. He has been identified as Corporal Aniyem Chiyem. His arrest was ordered from Inspector General of Police.
He has been arrested and held in police detention.
Below is an official PR from the NGF:
“A hitherto unidentified policeman caught in a hidden camera allegedly demanding “dollar bribe” from a citizen has been identified and arrested. He is F/No. 374171 Cpl Aniyem Chiyem attached to Isheri Division, Lagos State Police Command.
His arrest was sequel to a matching order issued by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, CFR, NPM, mni, psc to the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Umar Abubakar Manko to ensure prompt arrest and investigation of the matter.
Following his arrest, the suspect who is now in police custody, is undergoing Orderly Room trials and if found guilty will face appropriate disciplinary actions.
Meanwhile, the IGP has commended the unknown whistleblower in this case for his painstaking efforts in exposing what would have been a hidden crime. He equally enjoins other members of the public to emulate this noble and patriotic action which will certainly go a long way in checkmating crime in our society.
CSP FRANK E. MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, FORCE HEADQUARTERS, ABUJA.”
A fan of NaijaGists.com sent us the video last week. Hours after uploading it to our official YouTube Page (https://www.youtube.com/naijapalava), the video went viral.
Thanks to NaijaGists.com and the whistle blower who sent us the video.