Demand receipt for bail money paid at police stations – FPRO tells Nigerians

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The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has offered a creative way for Nigerians to beat paying for administrative bail at the police station.

The Herald notes that the police have regularly stated that bail at their various formations is free but Nigerians have regularly reported a different reality.

On Sunday, a concerned Nigerian, Emmanuel Oyemachi took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to highlight the issue and ask the police spokesman’s thoughts.

“Sir is bail truly free?” Oyemachi asked.

Responding, Adejobi maintained that policemen have no legal backing to demand payment for bail as it is free.

He said, “Police administrative bail is free. If anyone demands bail money, you too demand an invoice or receipt to prove payment. If he can’t issue it, dont pay. That is a fraud. I have said this severally.”

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