Corporal Aniyem Chiyem , the policeman caught on camera demanding “dollar bribe,” has been arrested and currently in Police custody according to the Nigerian police headquarters. Corporal Aniyem Chiyem with police number F/No 374171, is attached to the Isheri Division, Lagos State. Sources in Abuja told infinitylive.com.ng that the police authorities have commenced disciplinary actions against him. Mr. Chiyem was videotaped while demanding bribe in dollars from a US-based Nigerian traveling in Lagos.
This is the Press Release issued by CSP Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer.
POLICEMAN ON VIDEO ALLEGEDLY DEMANDING DOLLAR BRIBE ARRESTED, NOW IN POLICE CUSTODY
A hitherto unidentified policeman caught in a hidden camera allegedly demanding “dollar bribe” from a citizen has been identified and arrested. He is F/No. 374171 Cpl Aniyem Chiyem attached to Isheri Division, Lagos State Police Command. His arrest was sequel to a matching order issued by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar, CFR, NPM, mni, psc to the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Umar Abubakar Manko to ensure prompt arrest and investigation of the matter. Following his arrest, the suspect who is now in police custody, is undergoing Orderly Room trials and if found guilty will face appropriate disciplinary actions. Meanwhile, the IGP has commended the unknown whistleblower in this case for his painstaking efforts in exposing what would have been a hidden crime. He equally enjoins other members of the public to emulate this noble and patriotic action which will certainly go a long way in checkmating crime in our society.
CSP FRANK E. MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FORCE HEADQUARTERS, ABUJA.