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military personnel collecting bribe from motorist

13:41 May 25 2018 Iyamoye, Kogi state.

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The soldiers were smart to the extent that they have removed their name tags so that their identities would not be revealed. The check point is a few metres away from Iyamoye in Kogi state.

Further investigation by CityMirrorNews revealed that despite the big billboards at checkpoints in Nigeria informing motorists and other road users not to give bribe to military personnel, soldiers have severally forced road users to give them money.

They have been collecting bribe either directly, especially at night or through proxy like the checkpoint in reference here. A commercial driver who plies the road daily but pleaded anonymity told CityMirrorNews that there’s no longer any difference between the police and the soldiers because they all extort them on the road.

He said, “You know people fears soldiers. This checkpoint, that’s what they do. Before, they used to stop us, delay us and still collect money from us but now, they are just directing us to that boy (pointing at the hawker) and give him money”.
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