In Itigidi, Cross River State, commercial motorcyclists groan under extreme police extortion and harassment

By Citizen Isah

The activities of policemen in Itigidi,  Cross Rivers State, should be put to check. On a regular basis, police  personnel on roadblocks extort money from motorcyclists plying that route. The officers mercilessly harasses every motorcyclists that drives past and collect N100 (one hundred naira) from each of them.

The cyclists, who are barely struggling to survive, are made to cough out the money each time they drive past the roadblocks. So each motorcyclist is compelled to make the illegal payment as many times as he passes.  Most of the officers in this axis are ruthless, and have no regards for the rights of others. But the most notorious of them is a certain  INSUMA ETIM with service number 55080.

The authorities of the police should take note of the nefarious activities  of this bunch of corrupt elements and call them to order.