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‘Do not tempt us with bribe’ – Police, FRSC beg Nigerians

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) have begged Nigerians to stop offering bribes to their officers.

Both agencies called on the public to report any officer who demands a bribe.

This appeal was made on Tuesday at a one-day stakeholder dialogue on ‘Effective And Sustainable Strategies For Curbing Retail Corruption,’ organised by the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC).

The two agencies participated in the conference and were represented by Olaolu Adegbite, a deputy commissioner of police, and Ntukidem Godwin, a senior FRSC officer.

Adegbite said citizens should report misdeeds of any police officer to the X-Squad, the inspector-general of police monitoring unit, and the police complaint response unit.

Citizens should stop the act of offering bribe and gratification, which is a crime under the Criminal Code,” he said.

“The X-Squad monitors unethical conduct. Citizens can approach the squad with information.

“The IG Monitoring Unit also conducts sting operations and arrests officers in the field and makes recoveries. Citizens must provide support through evidence.”

On his part, Ntukidem said Nigerians, after flouting traffic laws, should stop offering bribes to officers in order to be let off the hook.

“Don’t commit traffic violations and don’t offer our officers bribe. Don’t tempt us with bribe so that we can let you go,” he said.

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