The two special constables attached to the Oyo State police command who were dismissed for demanding money from a female Dutch biker have blamed the Nigerian government for their predicament.
Recall that a viral video captured the moment the constables patroling the border, stopped a foreign bike rider who was touring African countries and demanded a bribe before letting her go.
There was an uproar on social media and the duo were subsequently arrested, stripped of the Nigerian police uniform and dimissed from the force.
The Oyo Commissioner of Police said their dismissal from police constables followed a recommendation of the orderly room investigation.
The CP said; “The two dismissed constabularies would not be prosecuted in court since they were not originally trained officers of the Nigerian police.”
However, in a fresh video, the two dismissed officers claimed that they had never received any salary or remuneration from the government despite serving for over three years.
They went on to say that it was because of this that they ended up begging and demanding money from motorists and using whatever they received to support themselves and their families.
One of them said; “I served for three years and three months. They did not give us any salary. They never gave us anything.
Even after the dismissal, we were not paid at all. It is when we go to the roadside that we get money from what people give us. This is what we share and use to feed ourselves, our children and our wives.
“The punishment given to us was not commensurate with our offence. We were joking with the Dutch woman. We thought she was one of the foreigners brought by Ibrahim Chatta (an actor).”
“We cried because we were stripped naked before they collected our uniforms,” the second one added.
Watch video below: