Nigerian lawyers fight back against police brutality, graft

LAGOS (Reuters) – When Divine Umukoro refused to pay police a bribe after breaking Lagos state’s night-time curfew, she says they slapped her, slashed her car tyres and threatened violence.

Citizens’ Gavel associate lawyer Isaac Aghi checks a Podus app on a computer at the Gavel office in Lagos, Nigeria August 3, 2020. Picture taken August 3, 2020. REUTERS/Nneka Chile

A video of the incident went viral on Nigerian blogging sites, and Citizens’ Gavel, a non-profit organisation that fights…

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