A driver identified as Emenike was allegedly beaten up and stripped of his clothes for refusing to pay the daily bribe of N100.
It was gathered that his vehicle was also vandalised by the policemen due to his refusal to settle them with the bribe.
In reaction to this development, aggrieved bus drivers trooped out in large numbers on Monday to protest against reoccurring harrassment by police officers and task force in the area.
Confirming the incident, Drivers’ welfare Chairman, Choba unit, Bestman Chile, said a policeman demanded bribe from Emenike but he refused to part with any money.
“He entered Emenike’s vehicle and told him to drive towards the police. On his way, the policeman started hitting him with a baton and fought for the control of the steering with the young man,” Chile explained.
“After the driver stopped the vehicle, some policemen came and started beating Emenike, stripped him naked and vandalised his vehicle. We are drivers. We can’t fight the police. Right now, the road is blocked. We will block the road like this till when the police come to pay for this damage and treat the young man.” he added.