‘How police, military extort at COVID-19 checkpoints’Nigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News


• Travellers pay security operatives for passage
• We’re not aware, say police

The police and other security agencies have been accused of profiteering from the lockdown put in place to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Some residents in Lagos, Ibadan, Enugu, Umuahia, Jalingo and other major towns told The Guardian yesterday that rather than enforce the restriction, the operatives, including military and immigration personnel, were helping themselves to pecuniary gains.

The border closure in Oyo and Osun States might not achieve the intended desire as police and immigration officers along the Ibadan-Ife Expressway turned the exercise to a moneymaking venture.

At the checkpoints in Olukeye, Iyana Water, and Asejire, a border village between Oyo and Osun States, motorists were allowed free passage after parting with between N200 and N2000.

The spokesman for the Oyo State Police Command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, however maintained that the officers “are supposed to…

Source: Guardian Newspaper