- A man has narrated an incident with a police at a checkpoint that led to his deformity
- According to the man, he tried to bribe a policeman in place of the driver whose car he boarded
- He revealed that in that attempt, he got hit by a car that was speeding and got his leg cut off and ended up in a hospital
A young man has stirred different emotions on social media with his shocking story of how he lost his right leg in a desperate attempt to bribe a police officer just because he was running late for a programme.
The incident which occurred in Nigeria has sparked massive debate with many people sharing their opinion on bribery and corruption in Africa.
According to the story sighted on social media, the man in question got hit by a car trying to overtake a trailer and got his right leg cut off in the process.
Prior to the unfortunate incident, he revealed that he was running late for a programme and offered to pay a bribe of Three Thousand Naira instead of the requested Ten Thousand Naira.
His gesture however led to his deformity since he got knocked down by a car only to wake up in a hospital.
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He recounted his story: “We packed our musical instruments and we were heading to Otefe that day, I was to perform in a program that day, Just before the bridge connecting Mosogar to Oghara, police officers flagged down the bus we boarded, but being that the commercial driver knew one of the police men, he made a sign to him that he will see them on his return
But as he drove on, he observed that the team of police officers were chasing us with their Hilux van, so the driver parked and the police officers alighted from their van and approached us. They now requested for the documents of the bus, but the driver told them it has expired, as usual you know our Nigerian Police, they requested for N10,000 before they can let us go.
The driver said he has no money on him, so they ordered myself and the conductor down and asked one of their Colleague to enter the bus and instructed the driver to reverse the bus, that they are arresting the bus, so the driver did as he was told, he drove on and crossed the bridge, then reversed as if he was coming back to Sapele and was told to park opposite where we were standing.
Seeing that there was no headway, I volunteered to offer them N3000, because I was getting late already for the program, myself and the conductor crossed the road to meet them were they parked, while I was bringing out the money from my pocket standing at the back of our own bus a car that lost control while trying to overtake a trailer in full speed came and hit my two legs, on the spot my right leg cut off from my body, before I knew it I saw myself at Delta State University Teaching Hospital Oghara."
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