Police officer dismissed for demanding N50k from motorists

Police officer dismissed for demanding N50k from motorists

 A police sergeant, Daniel Osaimayu, and three other policemen have been arrested by the X-Squad of the Nigerian Police in Lagos State on offences bordering on improper conducts. Lagos State commissioner of Fatai Owoseni confirmed the dismissal of Daniel.

Daniel Osaimayu who was arrested and dismissed by the Force for collecting a 50,000 naira bribe from motorists denied the offence saying:

“I was at my duty post on Monday in the Oshodi area when the X-Squad operatives came to arrest me. It was around 10am. A hoodlum had earlier been arrested and searched, and the money was found on him. The suspect confessed it was the money obtained from motorists and he said I authorised him to do it.

“I did not know he collected any money on my behalf. I was whisked off to the command headquarters, Ikeja. They searched me, but no money was found on me. The CP should reconsider me. I have family members to cater to.”

Michael Adeoya, arrested for rocking Nigerian Police uniform on slippers said:

“I was at my duty post on Monday in the Oshodi area when the X-Squad operatives came to arrest me. It was around 10am. A hoodlum had earlier been arrested and searched, and the money was found on him. The suspect confessed it was the money obtained from motorists and he said I authorised him to do it.

“I did not know he collected any money on my behalf. I was whisked off to the command headquarters, Ikeja. They searched me, but no money was found on me. The CP should reconsider me. I have family members to cater to.”

Sulaiman Muhammed claimed he was asthmatic:

“I was on night duty at a politician’s house in Idimu. I had an asthmatic attack and I was going to get my inhaler. Someone gave me a ride to Idimu. I was going to the police station when they arrested me for improper dressing. I am not into extortion. I was dealing with my health challenge.” 

It wasn’t clear what the fourth person, Richard Ugwu, committed.