Nigerian Traffic Policewomen Caught Collecting Bribe In Lagos Dismissed

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Sept 12, 2013 – Nigerian Police Force Dismissed Traffic Policewomen Caught Collecting Bribe

Two traffic police women, Corporals Elizabeth Itolor and Jennifer Azingbe, who were videotaped receiving N100 bribe from a bus driver in Lagos, have been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force.

Itolor and Azingbe, attached to the Makinde Police Division, were said to have received their dismissal letters on Wednesday.

The Police Provost Unit of the Lagos State Command concluded an orderly room trial of the policewomen last week.

Both women were said to have spent nine years in the police as they were recruited in 2004.

A source, who requested anonymity, told PUNCH Metro that Itolor and Azingbe got their letters at their duty post.

He said, “They reported for work this morning and they were given dismissal letters. They have been crying ever since and appealing to everyone they know to help them salvage the situation.”

The corporals’ dismissal is contained in a circular which stated that the policewomen were dismissed over “despicable acts and corrupt practices contrary to Paragraph E(iii) and C(iii) respectively of Schedule 1 of the Police Act and Regulations 370 of the Federation of Nigeria 1990.”

A video footage on Youtube posted by one Afro Finlandia a few weeks ago, showed one of the policewomen negotiating a N100 bribe with a commercial bus driver at the Oshodi/Apapa Expressway.

The video, which had over 40,000 views, and generated public outrage on social media, led to the arrest of the women.

In the video, the driver was seen trying to negotiate his way out of a bribe. But despite the driver’s pleas, the policewoman refused to let the bus move from the spot after taking on more passengers.

Angry, the driver was heard saying, “Don’t abuse me because of N100. How much is N100? Me I don pass N100.” The policewoman, who was sitting in the bus to prevent the driver from taking off, retorted, “E no concern me. Pay me my own money.”

The driver then instructed his conductor to hand over N100 to the policewoman. The policewoman subsequently alighted from the bus and was later seen in the video walking away with her colleague.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ngozi Braide, said she would call back.

[Culled from Punch]

14 thoughts on “Nigerian Traffic Policewomen Caught Collecting Bribe In Lagos Dismissed

  1. I don’t support bribe,if we are ready to clean this state we’v got to start from the president to d cleaners.Am dead sure those woman have not been paid their salary for up to 3 months while our leaders travel abroad for a hair cut and pedicure.A lawyer takes the job of Secretary just to feed while a complete illiterate governs a state and pay dues to his godfather for having that seat.tell me is that not bribery? start from d begining don’t look for an escape goat to cover your crime.The rich are getting richer while the poor are been strip of d little they have just the bible said.

  2. this is d begining of justice.Drivers and passagers ar tired of police in our roads.Enu ti fee/mouth don enlarge

  3. Mike jone I blif if u are in de position of dos ladies u wil do more dan dem,but de police can also temper justice wit mercy by reducing their rank and put dem on probation,if dey don’t change dey can den be dismiss.wot if dey sud go and join dis prostitute out side ? Wot of our politician dat enriching their bank account wit our tax ? Wot of dos oga at de top in police force collecting bribe ? Can lagos gov mount surveilance camera in de offices ?

  4. Al haji. Olarenwaju. You are very wrong, the thinking of people like you, that is why Nigeria is what it is today. We must all condemn evil and corruption, no matter how small or bad. That is why our corruption is spoil the image of our country. Corruption is so deeply rooted in Nigeria. That. We now see it as a normal way of life, is this what we all want ? Is this the kind of future we want for our kids ?
    We all need to wake up, uk and USA where we are dying to run to , was not built on evil and corruption. No matter how small it is , an evil deed is always an evil deed

  5. It s a pity.lt s a lesson 4 others but come 2 think of it.how ll their life b?are they worst than what s happening in PDP.

  6. Hmmnnn…my own fear is that as they are sacking all these police people now…we are just increasing the number and ranks of confirmed armed robbers and kidnappers…it is well.

    They have their ex-colleagues in the force who will be willing to loan them guns for ‘work’. May God have mercy

  7. Good lesson 4 odas 2 learn 4rm. Dos of u who r pleading 4 a lighter punishment 4 dem instead of total dissmissal, do u knw hw long dey hv bin in2 dis act? Dis is a case of evrydy 4 d thief, 1 day 4 d owner.

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