A Nigerian policeman has been caught on tape begging a Spanish biker for money.
In the one minute and 46 seconds video that has gone viral on Twitter, the officer can be seen ordering the biker to stop after which he proceeded to quiz him on where he was coming from.
He then urged the biker to give him money.
The policeman said: “What did you bring for us? (The biker replied him that he brought nothing with him) the officer said; “Don’t tell me that […that you don’t have anything].”
He insisted on extracting money from him, even if it means receiving it in a foreign currency.
In his response, the Spaniard who shot the video said: “I’m coming from Spain; I crossed to Nigeria today. I don’t have anything yet. I didn’t change some money. When I get to Lagos, I’ll withdraw money with my credit card.
“I don’t have cash. I’m coming from Benin. My family is in Spain. I just transit. I go to Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, all the way to South Africa. I transit along Africa. I do informatics, computer. I deal with computers. I have to go.”
Meanwhile, as the video made the rounds on social media, the police’s public complaints unit took to its Twitter page to say: “This video was earlier intercepted via other SM platform and investigation already initiated, please.
“Your complaint is hereby acknowledged and investigation has been initiated. Your tracking number is #CRU317150, Thank you for contacting NPF-CRU.”
— POLICE COMPLAINT (@PoliceNG_CRU) April 17, 2021