A pepper seller identified as Mrs Folorunsho, has narrated how failure to drop N200 bribe to a police officer caused her disfigured face.
According to the victim, they were on their way to buy pepper and tomatoes to sell, when some policemen attached to the Pedro Police Station, Lagos, stopped the motorcycle rider to collect N200 as ‘settlement’ from them.
Narrating her ordeal, she said “Around 2:30pm, I got ready to go to Mile 12 and so hailed a motorcycle. While on our way, one of the policemen at Pedro Police Station popularly called Alhaji accosted us and told the motorcycle rider to stop. The rider who was already on top speed, was trying to halt when the policeman used a huge drum to hit him. The rider and I fell to the ground and were left unconscious. “
“They gave the hospital our names and ran away. They didn’t wait to pay for our treatment or ensure that we were okay after causing us serious injuries. Just because they wanted a bribe of N200, they ruined my face and almost killed me.” She lamented in pain.
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