This post will show you how Corpers can release vehicles that police stopped at check points.
No doubt that there is a police checkpoint in every nook and cranny of Nigeria, and this mostly target road users. Therefore, it’s inevitable and common for police to stop your vehicle and waste some of your time.
Corps members traveling to far places usually fall victims of this police unholy act, perhaps they don’t know they are Federal Government Pipkin.
While the police think they are punishing the driver, passengers suffer as well since some of them may be in a hurry. This also affect Corps members who are trying to meet up with a time.
So, as a corps member, a policeman shouldn’t harass or waste your time because your driver did not pay him. So, in the event of stopping the vehicle carrying you, approach and talk to the policeman in charge.
We will show you how to approach and talk to the policeman who stopped the vehicle that is carrying you.
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How Corpers can approach policeman who stopped they vehicle they board
Assuming you board a commercial bus, and police stopped it. As a Corps member, this is what to do.
If you are putting on your NYSC uniform, just greet the police officer, he will know what to do. But if he refuses to recognise you as a Corper, let him do his job to avoid embarrassment.
Some of the police once they see you in uniform will holler on you “Corper shun”, and start playing and joking with you, and let your vehicle go while some, hmmm the story is different.
Don’t take it personal, not everybody in uniform understand the meaning of esprit de corps.
Don’t go and start demanding that your vehicle should be released because you are wearing NYSC uniform. But you should meet the officer that stopped the vehicle and plead with him if it’s just a minor issue. If he remain adamant just locate the senior officer among them by looking at their ranks.
Anyone with rank on his shoulder is the senior or the lanyard (that rope on the uniform) or anyone with a different colour is the senior officer. Or check for their van and meet the person in the van (the oga at the top), but if it’s a serious issue, hold your driver so that he will balance you or put you in another vehicle. So, all that matters is your manner of approach.
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