PHOTO: Police Sergeant Caught Demanding Bribe from Motorist Dismissed

PHOTO: Police Sergeant Caught Demanding Bribe from Motorist Dismissed

The Police Sergeant, Chris Omeleze who was caught on video demanding N25,000 bribe from a motorists on Tuesday has been dismissed.

PHOTO: Police Sergeant Caught Demanding Bribe from Motorist Dismissed

The orderly room trial on a  Police Sergeant, Chris Omeleze, attached to the Lagos State Motor Traffic Division,MTD was concluded Wednesday.

It was gathered that the Sergeant with Force number 192954  had  been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force, as he was reportedly found guilty at the end of the trial.

It was learnt that a panel of policemen found the sergeant guilty of misconduct and recommended him for dismissal which the CP approved.

The sergeant, who was close to tears, however said his ordeal was the handiwork of the devil.

The Sergeant was reported to have arrested a motorist  who was returning from the airport, for contravening traffic rules. He was said to have  entered the vehicle, threatening to take the motorist who was with a female passenger to the station.

All entreaties by the motorists and the passenger who were said to be on their way to Ajah  fell on deaf ears as the Sergeant insisted on N25,000.

Later that day, the video clip went viral on social media, prompting the Inspector-General of Police to direct the Lagos State Police Command to fish out the policeman and carry out an orderly room trial on him.

The video clip as gathered, was used during the trial where the Sergeant was said to have been dumb founded and appealed to be given a second chance.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, said the police was disappointed with the sergeant’s unprofessional behaviour.

Braide said members of the public should make the habit of reporting such cases of extortion to the police backed with evidence as this would help police authorities to fish out bad eggs from the force.

She said, “The video was well detailed and we were able to locate the sergeant. The video was enough evidence and after facing an orderly room trial, he was dismissed.

“The police will not condone such behaviour and members of the public are advised to always report such cases.”

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