Stay-At-Home Order: Civil Defence Corps Caught Extorting Money From Motorists, As Policemen Beat Up Page 36’s Reporter

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, drafted along Minna Road, opposite Suleja General Hospital, Niger State, to ensure that the curfew imposed by the Niger State Government is being obeyed, are reportedly extorting money from Okada Riders and Motorists, who ply the axis.

Page 36 recalls, that as a result of the continuous spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, the Niger State Government declared a curfew in the State from 10am to 5pm daily, while suspending all social and religious gatherings until further notice.

It was learnt that the Operatives of the NSCDC sent to ensure that the directives from the State Government are being carried out, were instead illegally collecting money from Okada Riders and Motorists at the road blocks. They were collecting the sum of N50, N100, N200, and above, depending on the Motorist’s bargaining power.

Page 36’s Reporter was caught taking photographs of the extortion, on Friday afternoon.

Some Policemen who were on standby watching the NSCDC Operatives, beat up the Reporter and dragged him on the tarred road. He was whipped with horse whip, and was ordered to roll on the ground. His phone was seized and all the pictures taken were deleted from his phones.

As he was been dragged to the nearby Suleja Police Station, ‘A’ Division, it took an intervention from good spirited Nigerians around the vicinity before the Reporter was let go.

The Reporter is currently receiving treatment at a nearby Clinic.

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