…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, has taken decisive action in response to a viral video showing a policeman collecting bribes at a checkpoint.
The video, which recently surfaced on social media, sparked widespread outrage as netizens criticized the officer’s open acceptance of bribes instead of fulfilling his duty to protect citizens.
Order for Investigation:
Naija News reports that Commissioner Echeng has instructed an investigation into the incident captured in the video.
The State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed this development and shared further details regarding the Commissioner’s directive.
Outrage and Condemnation:
The video’s content, displaying the policeman stopping vehicles and collecting money from motorists, provoked strong condemnation from the public.
Many expressed their dissatisfaction with the officer’s actions, emphasizing that his primary responsibility is to safeguard the citizens, not engage in corrupt practices.
DSP Tochukwu Ikenga highlighted the Command’s disapproval of the officer’s conduct, describing it as unprofessional.
Instead of diligently screening vehicles at the checkpoint, the officer was observed collecting bribes, which deviates from the expected standard of behavior.
To address this misconduct, the Commissioner of Police has urged the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in the area to identify the officer involved.
Once identified, appropriate internal sanctions will be applied according to the provisions of the police act.
The video has been shared with the DPO for this purpose, ensuring a thorough investigation into the incident.
The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, has responded promptly to the viral video depicting a policeman collecting bribes.
By ordering an investigation and initiating internal sanctions, the Commissioner aims to address this unprofessional behavior and restore public confidence in the police force’s commitment to their duty of protecting citizens.