A police officer caught on film soliciting for inducement by an unknown motorist has been dismissed by the Nigerian police force.
Deputy Force Public Relations Officer Mr Frank Mba who confirmed the dismissal of the officer, identified him as sergeant Christopher Okpal aeze.
He added that contrary to Mr Okpaleze’s claim to have accomplices, the phone call was found to be false to make the motorist part with his money.
Mr Mba added that the dismissal of Mr Okpalaeze is in line with the new Nigerian police zero tolerance for unethical and unprofessional conducts.
The police warn that it will not fail to weed out the bad eggs, while well behaved officers will be appropriately rewarded; it also urges Nigerians to like the motorist, join in the policing of policemen to help rid the force of corrupt officers.
Until his dismissal Mr Okpalaeze had served a total of twenty -one years in the Nigerian police force.
Reacting, the Nigeria Police PRO, Mr. Frank Mba commented saying the said officer did not place the call that was captured on the video, that it was only meant to prompt the motorist to cooperate, an antic which he referred to as ‘ antics of corrupt Nigerians, antics of corrupt police officers’.