A Nigerian policeman has been caught on tape begging a Spanish biker for money.

In the two-minute footage that has gone viral on Twitter, the officer can be seen signalling the biker to a halt after which he proceeded to quiz him on where he was coming from. He then urged the biker to give him money.

 

The policeman said: “What did you bring for us? Don’t tell me that […that you don’t have anything].”

 

He insisted on extracting money from him, even if it means receiving it in a foreign currency.

 

In his response, the Spaniard who shot the video said: “I’m coming from Spain; I crossed to Nigeria today. I don’t have anything yet. I didn’t change some money. When I get to Lagos, I’ll withdraw money with my credit card.

 

“I don’t have cash. I’m coming from Benin. My family is in Spain. I just transit. I go to Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, all the way to South Africa. I transit along Africa. I do informatics, computer. I deal with computers. I have to go.”

 

As the video made the rounds on social media, the police’s public complaints unit took to its Twitter page to say: “This video was earlier intercepted via other SM platform and investigation already initiated, please.

 

“Your complaint is hereby acknowledged and investigation has been initiated. Your tracking number is #CRU317150, Thank you for contacting NPF-CRU.”