Policemen deployed to enforce the coronavirus lockdown in Kaduna state have been caught in the act of collecting bribe from Tricycles (Keke) and Bike operators and setting them free, WAR can report.
The policemen on the checkpoints have since turned it to a booming business. The police approach is, when you are arrested, your key is collected while you are shown an officer to meet and plead for the release of your bike or tricycle (Keke).
When you meet the officer, you are asked to ‘behave’ which means pay bribe and go. Therefore, at the process, those whose Bikes or Keke are seized give the sum N500 to policemen as a bribe while they are allowed to go.
At the Sabo settlement along Kachia road in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state, policemen deployed in the area to enforce the lockdown have since turned it into a booming business.
WAR reporter was at Kaduna to monitor compliance, from refinery junction to Sabo market, there are about three checkpoints.
Police officers at the checkpoints collect the sum of N500 from Bikes and Keke before setting them free.
Worse still, police officers are to ensure strict compliance with the lockdown directive; however, the officers have since turned it to money-making opportunity while road users were been exploited.
In Lagos and Enugu states, there are allegations of police officers enforcing the coronavirus lockdown directive collecting bribe from road users and seizing their goods in exchange for money.