Thursday, April 13, 2017

American Returnee Remanded Over Snapshots Of Bribe-Taking Policewoman

An American returnee, Chima Ordu, has been remanded in prison after he was caught taking pictures of a policewoman allegedly extorting money from motorists in the Isolo area of Lagos State.

Ordu was reported to be in a tricycle when he took snapshots of the policewoman at the Oludegun Junction, Isolo, last Wednesday.

He was, however, caught and apprehended by some colleagues of the policewoman, who damaged the phone with which he took the shots.

He was said to have been arraigned before an Isolo Magistrate’s Court on one count of illegal taking of pictures of a law enforcement officer .



The 40-year-old pleaded not guilty to the charge and elected summary trial.

The Magistrate, Mrs. J.O.E. Adeyemi, granted him bail in the sum of N20,000 with one surety in like sum.

He was reported to have been remanded in custody when he could not meet the bail conditions.

The case was adjourned till May 3, 2017.

Punch Metro learnt that Ordu was asked to apologise for his action so the police could withdraw the case, but he maintained his ground, saying he didn’t do anything wrong.

6 comments:

  1. Nigerian police and abuse of power

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  2. I doff my hat for Nigerian police

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  3. NPF always denting the image of this country

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  4. Why should he apologize? The police should look into the fact that an officer was caught bribe taking on camera they choose to go after the person that has uncovered it. Shame on them. I give credit to the man for standing his ground!

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  5. My sharp Igbo bro. We know the law and we'll stand with it. Yoruba man would have would have beg them 100 times so that they can go with their palaver

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