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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Nigeria: CLEEN Launches Anti - Corruption Website





As part of efforts to curb corruption, the CLEEN Foundation in collaboration with the Nigeria Police and the Canadian High Commission, yesterday, launched a website where Nigerians could report incidences of bribery and corruption.
The website, stopthebribes.net, according to the CLEEN foundation, is a platform through which cases of bribery and extortion by public officials could be monitored and reported by victims or witnesses.
The executive director of CLEEN, Ms Kemi Okenyodo, in her remarks, affirmed that the project was aimed at strengthening transparency, oversight and advocating appropriate sanctions for public officials found guilty of corruption.
"The public would be able to report corrupt public officials using their mobile phones to send sms, emails or make direct entries on the website, including uploading of videos or photographs which provide evidences of such incidences," Okenyodo said.
In his remarks, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar, who was represented by the DCP Interpol, Mr. Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, said that the project's goal was to ensure timely and regular reporting of incidences of bribery, extortion and corruption involving public functionaries, especially the police.
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CLEEN Launches Anti- corruption Website


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As part of efforts to curb corruption, the CLEEN Foundation in collaboration with the Nigeria Police and the Canadian High Commission, yesterday, launched a website where Nigerians could report incidences of bribery and corruption.
The website, stopthebribes.net, according to the CLEEN foundation, is a platform through which cases of bribery and extortion by public officials could be monitored and reported by victims or witnesses.
The executive director of CLEEN, Ms Kemi Okenyodo, in her remarks, affirmed that the project was aimed at strengthening transparency, oversight and advocating appropriate sanctions for public officials found guilty of corruption.
“The public would be able to report corrupt public officials using their mobile phones to send sms, emails or make direct entries on the website, including uploading of videos or photographs which provide evidences of such incidences,” Okenyodo said.
In his remarks, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar, who was represented by the DCP Interpol, Mr. Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, said that the project’s goal was to ensure timely and regular reporting of incidences of bribery, extortion and corruption involving public functionaries, especially the police.

http://leadership.ng/nga/articles/48096/2013/02/19/cleen_launches_anti_corruption_website.html

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Police Arrest 9 Policemen, LASTMA Official Over Extortion

By  on February 13, 2013


The Lagos state Police Command has arrested nine Policemen and an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) for extorting money from motorists in several parts of Lagos State.
Their arrest was effected by men of the X squad, attached to the Lagos State police command during surveillance patrol to Oyingbo, Gbagada and other parts of the state at the weekend.
Investigations revealed that three policemen, two of which were traffic wardens, were allegedly extorting money from luxurious bus drivers and other motorists, before officials of X squad at the popular Oyingbo central motorpark arrested them.
It was learnt that squeezed and rumpled naira notes were found on the arrested policemen.
A Police source who craved anonymity disclosed that three others, who were attached to the Bariga Police Station, were arrested  for extorting money from commercial motorcyclists in inner parts of Gbagada.
The source added that the Bariga policemen were also arrested with rumpled naira notes, which they tucked in many parts of their uniforms.
The suspected security officials have been handed over to the provost for investigations and prosecution.
An official of LASTMA was also arrested, after he extorted N2, 500 from a supposed traffic offender.
The official, who was reportedly arrested around Alagbado area of the state,  had on Monday,  been handed over to the coordinator in charge of the PWD Bus stop zone of LASTMA.
Similarly, no fewer than 20 other policemen had, in recent times, been made to face orderly room trial, with some of them detained, others demoted and some dismissed.
 Source http://www.theheraldng.com/police-arrest-9-policemen-lastma-official-over-extortion/