Nigerian Security Forces Accused Of Taking N44billion Bribe During Lockdown By A Civil Rights Group
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Nigerian security forces comprising of the military and the polices forces has just been called out by a civil rights group, international society for civil liberties and rule of law for taking a whooping sum of N44billion from Nigerians to enforce COVID-19 lockdown.
The group said their investigations covered lands and borders, for a period of 3 months, March 30 to June 30 to be precised.
They grouped alleged that Nigerian security forces criminally a whooping sum not less than N44billion starting from Monday, March 30 to Tuesday, June 30 while implementing the COVID-19 lockdown.
The report which was released on Sunday, June 28 by intersociety, had the signature of the group chairman, Emeka Umeagbalasi, in it and other senior officers of the group.
The group also clearly stated that their investigations didnt cover railways, airpots and waterways.
According to the group those involved in this bribery includes officers and personnel of the Nigerian army, Nigerian security and civil defense corps,Nigerian Airforce and Nigerian Navy, Nigerian custom services, Nigerian Police Force and Federal road safety corps.
The international society for civil liberties and rule of law also called for the removing of the ban on inter-state movement, adding that they have become a means and conduit pipe for bribery and corruption.
In their own words, they said;
" Nigerian government must also end the long suffering of the Nigerian road users owing to the counterproductive and corruption-prone inter- state lockdowns and device better and result oriented ways of preventing and managing the COVID-19 pandemic".
Just like they said the government has lifted the ban on inter-state movement.