Security agencies pocketed N44billion bribe while enforcing lockdown – Group

June 29, 2020
4 Views

Nigerian security forces have been accused of collecting N44 billion from Nigerians to enforce COVID-19 lockdown

– The accusation was made by a civil rights group, International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law

– The group said their investigation covered lands and borders and was from March 30 to June 30

PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Legit.ng News on your Facebook News Feed!

A civil rights group, the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety), has alleged that Nigerian security forces criminally collected monies estimated at not less than N44 billion from Monday, March 30 to Tuesday, June 30 while enforcing the COVID-19 lockdown.

The report which was released by Intersociety on Sunday, June 28, was signed by the group’s board chair, Emeka Umeagbalasi and other senior officers of the organisation.

The group said their investigation covered lands and borders and did not include railways, coastal lines, waterways and airports.

Retention of military chiefs is a disservice to Nigeria – Group tells Buhari
Security agents pocketed N44billion bribe while enforcing lockdown – Group

The security chiefs have not yet responded to the report. Photo credit: Presidency
Source: Facebook

PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android, read the best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app

According to them, those pocketing the bribes include officers and personnel of the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Police Force, Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps and Nigeria Customs Service.

Officers and personnel of the Nigerian Air Force and Nigerian Navy were also indicted.

Intersociety called for the scrapping of the inter-state lockdowns adding that they have become counterproductive and conduit pipe for bribery and corruption.

“Nigerian government must also end the long-suffering of the Nigerian road users owing to the counterproductive and corruption-prone interstate lockdowns and device better and result-oriented ways of preventing and managing the COVID-19 pandemic,” Intersociety said.

Meanwhile, 24 hours after Intersociety’s report, the federal government on Monday, June 29, lifted the ban on interstate movement effective from Wednesday, July 1.

Operation Katsina: We’ve killed 392 bandits, says Nigerian military

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this on Monday, June 29, during the daily media briefing in Abuja.

The PTF, however, reaffirmed the continuation of the nationwide curfew between 10 pm and 4 am adding that “travels are not expected at this period.”

Mustapha also said the government has approved the safe resumption of domestic flights in the country.

COVID-19: Parents speak on allowing their children return to school | Legit TV

[embedded content]

You may be interested

Shock As Old Woman Strangles Her 83-Year-Old Husband In Abia
Latest News
Latest News

Shock As Old Woman Strangles Her 83-Year-Old Husband In Abia

Ademola Yakubu - July 9, 2020

File photo The Abia police command has arrested one Mrs Rose Uwaga for allegedly strangling her 83-year-old husband, Alhaji Isa…

Panel Probes Magu Over Alleged Ownership Of Dubai Properties
Latest News
Latest News

Panel Probes Magu Over Alleged Ownership Of Dubai Properties

Ademola Yakubu - July 9, 2020

Ibrahim Magu According to a report by The PUNCH, the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,…

Police Arrests Couple For Accusing Their 7-Year-Old Granddaughter Of Witchcraft And Inflicting Wounds On Her
Latest News
Latest News

Police Arrests Couple For Accusing Their 7-Year-Old Granddaughter Of Witchcraft And Inflicting Wounds On Her

Ademola Yakubu - July 9, 2020

The Suspects, Joseph Akporugo, and his wife, Janet The Ogun state police have arrested a 57- year-old man, Joseph Akporugo,…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.