Bribery and corruption: Three police men detained for alleged N10,000 bribe. Emerging report can confirm that Imo State commissioner of Police , Chris Ezike , has ordered the detain of three police men in the state attached to anti cultism Unit of the command for threatening to defame a group of journalist while they collected N10,000 bribe from them to get pacified on Sunday.
Bribery and corruption is a cancer that has eaten deep into the social, civil, political culture and every sector across the Nigerian divides.
In a statement by the Imo state commissioner Police Chris Ezike on Tuesday said he had given Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the state Criminal Investigation and intelligence Department one week to conclude investigation into the matter.
In line with the commitment of the Nigerian Police Force to purge itself from corrupt officers who have continued to tarnish and paint the image of the Police Force in bad light.Ezike said “The three Police men are in detention now. I have directed the DC SCIID to investigate the matter.
“I have equally directed him to reach out to the complainants, because as we speak, no body has reported the incident apart from what we saw in the media.
“The Inspector General of Police is passionate about discipline and excellence. The allegation is bribery and corruption with impunity.”
The victims were understood to be members of the Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria who attended the Association’s convention inOwerri between March 30 and 31
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