A YouTube video clip which is fast going viral online and on social media, show officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) shamefully demanding bribes from Nigerians.
According to TheCable, the video was titled ‘Corruption Report Nigeria’ and was uploaded on video-sharing website on Monday. The scene of the alleged crime is the Port Harcourt airport in the capital of Rivers state.
A hidden camera with which the act was filmed showed two Customs officers seated on either side of a desk, while three people stood sideways, against the wall.
The two officers inspect some papers; and one of them, raising his voice at one of the three people in the room, says: “Where the thing now? E dey hard you to bring?”
After counting what looked like eight N1,000 notes, the officer returns it in annoyance, saying: “Take! Take!!!”
When the fellow refuses to collect the money, the officer squeezes it into his hands, and adds: “You’re not ready; anybody wey no wan cooperate, we go leave am.”
The officer eventually walks out; but with the recording going blank for a few seconds, it was unclear exactly how much he left with.