Nigeria Police Named as the Country’s Number One Bribe Takers
A report by a Non Governmental Organisation, CLEEN Foundation has fingered Officers and Men of the Nigerian Police as the number one bribe-taking public officials in Nigeria.
The report, which was presented on Tuesday in Abuja by the Head of the Foundation, Mr. Innocent Chukwuma, opined that corruption was on the increase in the country and said apart from the Police, other public officials that take bribe were those serving in immigration, customs, prison and road safety.
According to Chukwuma, the findings of the survey indicate that there is an upsurge in bribery and corruption among government officials in Nigeria.
“Nearly one out of every respondents attested paying bribe or being asked to pay bribe by government officials before services could be rendered to them”
In terms of trend, demand has increased from 20 per cent in 2011 to 24 per cent in 2012.
The report of the survey indicates that among public officials who demand for bribes, the police stands at 70 percent, immigration 66 percent, custom 65 percent, prison officials 52 percent and road safety officials 51 percent.