You have a case against someone,
You report the case to the police.
Then the police collect money from you for approval of petition.
Then the police collect money from you to investigate the case.
Then the police collect money from you to go and arrest the suspect.
Then the police collect money from the suspect, big money, to grant him bail.
Then the police collect money from the two of you to go to the home of the suspect and conduct a search.
Then the police tell the two of you to go and settle.
And after settlement, the police collect money from both of you to close the case.
If settlement does not work, then police collect money from you to remit the case to the prosecution department.
Then the head of prosecution collects money from you to refer it to the prosecutor.
Then police prosecutor collects money from you to charge the matter to court.
Then the police prosecutor collects money from you everyday the case is listed to prosecute the case.
You continue paying until you are drained.
And if the suspect refunds money, police collect 10% of the money.
You see, in the end, the police wins.
When you report a case in Nigeria, you just dug a goldmine for the police.
Yet when the National Bureau of Statistics said that the police is the most corrupt institution in Nigeria, the police wrote a long homily in defence of themselves.
You can only tell a blind man that there is no oil in the soup, but you can’t tell him that there is no salt in it.
Nigerians cannot be deceived, we know our police.
No wonder Fela said that police station has become a bank, and the DPO has become bank manager.
Source: Conference for Actualization of Human Rights