Police Arrests Special Constabularies Caught Asking For Money in Viral Video

By Damilare Adeleye

The Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the arrest of its Special Constabularies who were caught in a viral video demanding money from a Dutch woman rider at Ojongbodu area along Iseyin/Ogbomosho Road in Oyo, Oyo State.

It was reported that the Constabularies were arrested by the police authority for their unprofessional, unacceptable, and punishable acts.

According to ASP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force Public Relations, the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP Adebola Ayinde Hamzat, has instituted a disciplinary procedure on the matter immediately.

The Police Force condemned the act and ordered that the men and their supervising Divisional Police Officer be sanctioned accordingly.

“Such an act is unpolice and would never be tolerated in any manner. The Force would however intensify efforts in commencing the reorientation programme initiated by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D, NPM, for officers and men of the Force to address issues of this nature and reposition the Nigeria Police Force,” Adejobi said in a statement released on Friday.