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South – East Travelers  To Pay  Over N150million As Bribes   At Christmas

 

 

A group, naijaobservers has raised alarm that there are 30 checkpoints from Lagos to Onitsha and  5  checkpoints from  Kano to Abuja and that the implication was that South – East travelers at Christmas will be losing over  N150million to extortion. They blamed the situation on the activities of the police, customs, army, Federal Road Safety Commission and armed robbers who  seemed to be in agreement in the business of extortion of users of road users.

In a mail sent to Notable Outcome, the group  listed the locations of the extortioners  and the group involved as they called on the Inspector General of Police and the Chief of Army Staff to intervene and stop that extortion on Nigeria’s high ways.

 

1. Ilisan – Police checkpoint in front of Babcock University.
2. Ilisan 2 – Another police check less than 300 meters after Babcock
3. Ijebu Ode toll gate – Customs
4. Ijebu Ife – Police
5. Ijebu Itele – Customs, FRSC and Army
6. Ijebu Itele 2 – Police and FRSC
7. Ijebu Itele 3 – Police
8. Ajebandele – Police
9. Ajebandele 2 – Police
10. Ajebandele 3 – Police and FRSC
11. Ajebandele 4 – Army, Police
12. Ajebandele 5; less than 100 meters – Police
13. Ajebandele 6; less than 40 meters – Police
14. Ajebandele 7 – Police
15. Ajebandele 8 – Police
16. Ajebandele 9 – Police
17. Akinfosile – Police
18. Omotosho – Army
19. Omotosho 2 – Police
20. Obatedo – Police
21. Orilewo – Police
22. Orilewo 2 – Customs
23. Orilewo 3 – Police
24. Orilewo 4 – Police

ORE To BENIN…25 CHECKPOINTS.

1. Ore 1 – Police
2. Ore 2 – Customs and Police
3. Ofosu – Army
4. Ofosu 2 – Police
5. Ofosu 3 – FRSC and Police
6. Ugbogui Town – Police
7. Okada – Customs and Police
8. Okada 2 – Police
9. Okada 3 – SARS
10. Okada 4 – Police
11. Okada 5 – Police
12. Okada 6 – SARS
13. Okada 7 – Army
14. Okada 8 – SARS
15. Okada 9 – SARS
16. Okada 10 – Police
17. Okada 11 – Police
18. Okada 12 – Police
19. Iwinosa – SARS
20. Benin toll gate – Customs, FRSC, SARS
21. Benin By-Pass-1- Police
22. Benin By-Pass-2 – SARS
23. Benin By-Pass-3 – Army
24. Ugoneki – Police
25. Ugoneki 2 – Police

BENIN TO BRIDGE-HEAD ONITSHA…11 CHECKPOINTS.

1. Abudu – Customs
2. Abudu 2 – Army
3. Omumu-Agbor – Army, FRSC, Police and Customs
4. Agbor – Police
5. Ekwuoma – Police
6. Issele Uku – SARS
7. Issele Uku 2 – Police
8. Akwa Ukwu – Customs and Army
9. Ogwashi – Customs
10. Okpanam – Customs and Police
11. Onitsha Bridge head – Mopol

Through intimidation, the group lamented that South East travelers will lose over N150million during the Christmas as bribes, seized cars, confiscation of foodstuffs to the Police, Army, Customs and Federal Road Safety Commission officials.

 

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