The Nigeria Police Force has described the action of police officers who collect N100 from motorists in some parts of the country as embarrassing.
The NPF spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, lamented the actions of the officers when he was responding to a question from an X user on why some policemen extort road users.
According to him, such action is pure corruption and does not portray the force in a good light.
He attributed the alleged hatred some Nigerians have for the police to the activities of such officers, saying it is a matter of crime.
He wrote: “It’s pure corruption. It’s not allowed or acceptable. It’s condemned in its totality. 100 naira or whatever amount is being collected by some policemen (not all of them) on the road is embarrassing and does not portray police in a good light.
“In fact, the hatred and bad image of the police are tailored to this and some other isolated misconducts. Those you see on the road collecting dirty money do not represent our standards, values, and vision. It’s a matter of time.
“They will soon meet their Waterloo. He also stated that the IGP has set up a committee to tackle unprofessionalism in the force.
“The IGP detests that and is working assiduously to tackle corruption, misconduct, and unprofessionalism in the police. We will soon reveal the outcomes of IGP’s monitoring team’s operations across the country. We have recorded successes in that regard, and it’s a continuous exercise.”