Policeman Caught Extorting Motorist On Camera Dismissed - PUNCH

Chris Omeleze Photo: PUNCH
by Punch

The Lagos State Police Command has dismissed a police sergeant, Chris Omeleze, who was caught on video camera extorting N25,000 from a motorist in Lagos.

In the video footage made available to our correspondent, an unidentified male motorist is seen pleading with the Omeleze to accept N2,000 for a traffic offence but the sergeant blatantly refuses.

The sergeant, who is seen on the passenger seat, places a call to his superior on the telephone, saying the motorist’s car must be impounded for refusing to ‘Cooperate.’

The policeman, who is attached to the State Traffic Division, Ikeja, was arrested on Tuesday after the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, saw the video which went viral on the Internet.

It was learnt that the Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko, ordered that the sergeant should face an orderly room trial.

It was learnt that a panel of policemen found the sergeant guilty of misconduct and recommended him for dismissal which the CP approved.
The sergeant, who was close to tears, however said his ordeal was the handiwork of the devil.

Omeleze, with Force number, 192954, was given a dressing down at the CP’s office on Wednesday. He said he regretted his action, stressing that he had served in the police for 21 years.

PUNCH Metro learnt that motorists had been complaining bitterly about extortion by operatives of STD especially along Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, said the police was disappointed with the sergeant’s unprofessional behaviour.

Braide said members of the public should make the habit of reporting such cases of extortion to the police backed with evidence as this would help police authorities to fish out bad eggs from the force.

She said, “The video was well detailed and we were able to locate the sergeant. The video was enough evidence and after facing an orderly room trial, he was dismissed.

“The police will not condone such behaviour and members of the public are advised to always report such cases.”

 

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POLICEMEN

this is one of the reasons why police video camera systems should be implemented everywhere to avoid this things from happening again.

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this is one of the reasons why police video camera systems should be implemented everywhere to avoid this things from happening again.

RE: TRIBAL MORONS....

TJ, you might be right, pretending to be talking to someone else on the other side. But on the other hand he might have made a life call. if only the investigation process was wholesome and sincere, if only the system is determined to fight the menace in the police force the true story will be revealed and all commonwealth of thieves caught and dismissed... then there could be hope.
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OMELEZE OH OMELEZE?

How is home and dismissal going? Enjoy!!!!!!!!!! Bye bye to jati-jati, bye bye to OMELEZE jati-jati. The proceeds of the twenty-one years ROGER should sustain you. YOU WILL SOON KNOW SAY KHAKI NO BE LEATHER. Police should witdraw ALL his uniforms to prevent night operation from him. They should confiscate his lectures note in this act of extortion to prevent selling hand-outs to remaining succeeeding crooks.

POLICE WILL NOW SEIZE OUR PHONES, BEFORE OUR MONEY.

The next thing now is to ask if you have a phone on you, seize it and deal with you seriously. They can remove your SIM card and frustrate filming the "open market arrangement." Good this OMELEZE was caught, but other OMELEZES will rob us or destroy our phones! They can maim if they discover you are recording them in "action". Either side, we remain at their mercy. It won't be uncommon to first ask everybody to drop their phones before conducting operation coercion. Police we fear you o. THEY MUST BE BUSY STRATEGIZING AGAINST THE VERY PEOPLE THEY ARE HIRED TO SERVE AND PROTECT WITH THIS DEVELOPMENT.

The menace that is Nigerian Police

This is an experience almost anybody that has ever driven in Nigeria can relate to. From Aba to Abuja, Buruku to Benin, Oshogbo to Onitsha. It's a serious endemic that needs eradicating.
I'm glad that technology has started exposing these morons.
The difference between Omeleze and an armed robber is that Omeleze is in a uniform, after all they are both armed and will end up taking money from their victims

TRIBAL MORONS JUMP IN THE LAKE AND DROWN

I HAVE READ SOME OF THE COMMENTS ON THIS TOPIC WITH AMUSEMENT. PEOPLE SAID THE 'OGA' AT OTHER END OF THE TELEPHONE LINE SHOULD BE FIRED ALSO. FOOLS, WHAT MAKE YOU THINK THERE WAS SOMEONE ELSE ON THE OTHER END OF THE LINE. HOW SOME PEOPLE WILL FALL FOR THE OLDEST TRICK IN THE BOOK, PRETENDING TO TALK TO SOMEONE ON THE OTHER END OF THE LINE. I WISH THIS SAME FOOLS CAN PRODUCE THE 'OGA' FOR US. NONSENSE! OMELEZE IS A CORRUPT POLICE OFFICER AND HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO BUSINESS BEING A POLICEMAN ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. I DON'T CARE IF HE HAS BEEN IN THE FORCE FOR 200YEARS. THE NEXT LOGICAL STEP WILL BE TO ARREST AND CHARGE HIM TO COURT. AND FOR THE MORONS THAT TRIED TO BRING SECTIONAL OR TRIBAL COLORIZATION INTO THIS, GO JUMP IN THE LAKE AND DROWN.

NIGERIAN POLICE

THE SGT. WAS NOT ALONE IN THIS BUSINESS WHY MUST HE BE THE ONLY ONE TO BE SACKED? HE SHOULD BE REINSTATED WITH APOLOGIES BECAUSE THE HIERARCHIES OF THE POLICE ARE BEHIND ALL THE ATROCITIES OF THE RANK AND FILE.
HE DID NOTHING TO COMPARE WHAT GOES ON IN THE STATION AND IN THE GOVERNMENT OFFICES.
IT IS ONLY IN NIGERIA THAT BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION ARE NOT OFFENSE UNTIL YOU ARE CAUGHT.
AT THAT TIME EVEN THE WORST ROBBER WILL CONDEMN YOU.

Can't Believe that Oga Wasiu Wasn't Also Sacked

Listening to the video, the dog, Omeleze, clearly states that he is "not working alone" and makes a call to his superior, "Wasiu", claiming that "he's not ready. ... He's begging [to pay only] 2,000 naira."

A thorough investigation of the man's cellphone records with MTN or Glo should be done to determine whether he did, in fact, call any superior with whom he was working. The article does not indicate that this was done, but only that the man claimed later to have been working alone.

Coordinated thuggery of this kind is quite common on the roads of Ikeja. It's positively disgusting to see an officer carry on like this, but it happens every day. One could make a big business out of installing hidden cameras inside cars on the dashboard !!

Al way use your mobile phone camera

It is time to begin to use your phone camera in other to expose the rest.

You can try this..........

My friend told me that he attached a big sign in front of his Toyota Camry car that reads… this car has a camera installed and he drove from Enugu to Asaba and, it was just a friendly stop and go for him at any police checking points.

Well, the kid that falls inside a pit taught others a valuable lesson says the wise.

WHEN THE RAT (OMELEZE) BIT THE BAIT (BRIBE).

This is a lesson for all. Suddenly the familiar bait turned otapiapia in Omeleze's mouth like it will in any other soon. Both the Naira and the dollars have become poison. I' sure Omeleze will curse the day he was born and why he chose this particular victim for a game. Let his space become empty, his job let another take. May the rats within the system come to judgment one by one. HIS PROBLEM BEGINS WITH HOUSE RENT.

More videos please!

What a commendable, courageous act. I remember when I was a corper serving in Lagos State in 1983/84. I was in my corper's uniform on a loading bus when a police man attempted to collect bribe from our driver. I stuck out my head out of the window and pretended to be writing down his number. The coward took off and never returned. That was before the advent of camera phones! Imagine having 500 of this video every day. Drivers can even put hidden video cameras on board!

This is armed robbery

Someone who demands money while armed is an armed robber (demanding with menaces). This Omeleze fellow should be prosecuted for armed robbery.
I am Igbo & I'm ashamed that some Igbos are trying to excuse this and make it an ethnic issue. Corruption kills. Simple.
And please fish out the oga at the top. They're all enemies of the state.
It's great he was dismissed so quickly. In UK a police officer who is corrupt is investigated for years, and many times not at all, and the victims of corruption are lied to and intimidated by the police. And the entire thing is covered up. Such officers in UK are very rarely dismissed or even publicly exposed.
So I'm glad to see that Nigeria is improving.

hes the scape goat..im sure

hes the scape goat..im sure wasiu who books vehicle too would be paranoid''they are all dunce in this new age even niga dogs have mobile phone and camera
only one place he is going to end up to..armed robberry......because what those guys earn a day doing that could not be sustained by other employers..i wont be surprised if he hasnt got a property in lekki

THAT IS WHAT THE SKYNET POLICE ARE DOING IN IBADAN NOW

LOLZ...NJ9A... WE TOO JAAAAAA............
THAT IS WHAT THE SKYNET POLICE ARE DOING IN IBADAN NOW.

BUT IT IS A PITY THEIR OGA AT THE TOP WILL NOT READ OUR POST NOR EVEN THE NEWS.... YEYE PEOPLE

No sympathy for this and

No sympathy for this and other lunatics who harass the citizens . If you are foolish enough to keep serving those morons instead of serving Nigeria , then don't cry when the citizens react . Now , whoever brings tribe into this is an idiot ! . The whole Nigerian Nation is corrupt ! . My only advise to the sergeant , is to get a lawyer and sue the Nigerian Police . What happened to the oga he was calling for clearance ? . If the ogas remain the problem will never be solved . Don't blame him if he joins a robbery gang , the police and the Nation pushed him to that . I don't for once condone his actions , but this is jungle justice , as long as his superios who sent him out to do their hidden , as clearly evident in the video are sitting on their fat asses .
Sorry sergeant , now you know , your ogas and the police didn't care about you , hence it was very easy for them to sacrifice you . They are now laughing at you and enjoying their suya , while you and your family languish in wahala .

MUMU IGBO POLICE

The man na mumu, e no get experience of policing.In supposed to be sack since as e no get experience. Na so dis king inyamiri de deceive people. Dem spoil name for Nigeria abroard, and dey no wan common person in naija de enjoy. What kind creatures are these. Na dem only get mouth in Naija or na becos of dem broda at the top. Udam Ochiaghandigbo, make ur parent take u go school learn respect if dem fit no teach you respect for tribe.

Nigerians deserve to restropect

I have so many Nigerian friends here in North America, and because of that I follow the different news from your country. What surprises me is the level at which they are passionate about the country BUT unfortunately most of the time, they take ethnic stand on what is clearly a national issue. I thus shudder at the comment by Oleku here! If the police should leave this "unfortunate" police officer in the force because he is from a marginalised tribe, then why crying for the head of Boko Haram guys, who I learnt are also from a marginalised ethnic group? I will encourgae the rulers (and citizens) of this country with great potentials, to really sit down and ask if there is need for further nationhood in that land.

Policeman caught extorting money from motorist dismissed.

I am very surprised that people are talking about this one issue of extortion of motorist by a policemen, while such actions by the police is a common sight all over Nigeria.
The only thing that baffles me is why policemen meant to enforce law and order, would openly defiled their own boss, the IG's instructions on extortions of motorists, corruptions and that no corrupt officer(s) will be entertain anymore in the Nigeria police force; An order many police officers defiled with such ignominy and publicly accept bride and demand for it without any reservations.
The police force should not be waiting for Nigerians alone to report corrupt officers before taken action, they should be able to police themselves as well. How can they police Nigeria, if they cannot police themselves. Enough is enough.

Scape goat policeman

He definitely is not alone. Let all of them hang together. Justice must be seen to have been served.

Every Police officer in Nigeria is a Professional Beggar!

I am surprised that only this useless professional beggar was sacked. What about the Wasiu he called and the 'oga' who was meant to book the vehicle? In fact, the whole people on the panel should be sacked because they are not innocent either. Every police officer in Nigeria is guilty of collecting bribe!

It is obvious that technology is needed in Nigeria to combat the lawlessness in our society. The next culprits are the immigration officers at Murtala Muhammed International Airport. They are even worse than this Policeman.

Goo development

It has to start somewhere. People need to understand that us the public have a role to play as well when it comes to cleaning up our institutions (and society overall). What the young man who filmed this did was play his part. Hopefully more of us will get involved and also endeavor to be law-abiding and not try to compromise public officials for our benefit.

Lawal and odetola

Let us see what happens to the big thieves in the Senate and on the high places. The time is comming when we the youths of this country will face the thieves.

policeman caught exhorting Motorist

Your comment is so pathetic. Wait a minute, how old are you? Because your comment does not make any single sense. So if he was hausa or yoruba policeman, he wouldn't be sacked?? I don't believe an average igbo man reason like this, such a low IQ. Enough of this tribal bigots! True, every tom & dick no has access to the internet and post/comment nonsense, causing discord among Nigerians...
Youngman, if you dont have any better thing to write, go and continue watching your cartoons.

Mtsheeeeew...

Shameful Police Thief

I salute the courage of the video man who took the clip. If the officer discovered the clip I am sure he would have shot you claiming you are armed robbers. The wickedness of the thieves in police uniform in Nigeria is all too evident for all to see. Dismissing the man from the force is not enough. There is evidence of higher conspiracy within the ranks based on his utterances and subsequent phone call. A thorough investigation to unmask the conspirators must be done.

OJU OLE RE! OLE!

This is the face of a thief, yes it is! Thief OMELESE, Adieu. Never again would you steal or rob (since you at least carried a baton) with that uniform, OLE! 21 Years service down the drain just like that. We need to verify if indded he was dismissed and not transferred. We simply do not know who to trust again.

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