The police in Oyo State say the policemen seen in a now-viral video trying to extort a female biker who was on a tour of Nigeria from the Netherlands have been apprehended.
The State police command made this known in a post on X on Thursday.
It disclosed that the operatives will face disciplinary actions.
“Viral video portraying the regrettable misconduct of certain policemen along Moniya-Iseyin Road has been accessed. All those involved have been apprehended for immediate disciplinary actions. Supervision will be increased. Please report any misconduct to Xsquad on +2348023535470,” the post read.
In the video, the officers had stopped the biker, asking her where she was from and where she was heading.
The Dutch told the policemen that she was from the Netherlands and she was on her way to Abuja, apparently surprising the two officers.
Interacting with the biker further in pidgin, the officers said: “Wetin you bring come? Wetin you won give me. O yah give me something nah.”
The befuddled tourist appeared not to understand the officers’ message until they clearly said, “Give me money, money,” to which she asked, “Why?”
The 1:26-minute video has elicited unpleasant reactions from Nigerians who felt embarrassed by the policemen’s actions.