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Lagos Police Officers Reject N500, 000 Bribe, Nab Robbery, Cultist Suspects

-by our correspondent.

The discipline and professionalism introduced by the Lagos State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, to the officers and men of the Command appears to have started yielding fruits as two suspects have been arrested for offering bribe to the police. .

A statement signed by the Command’s spokesman, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, made available to the National Association of Online Security Reporters (NAOSRE), explained that the arrested suspects attempted to secure the release of two other suspects and pervert the course of justice.

According to the statement, the accused 34-year old Adariku Sunday, offered the sum of N400, 000 bribe in cash to secure the release of 43 years old robbery suspect while the second suspect, Folorunso Akeem, offered the sum of N100, 000 cash to secure the release of a suspected cultist.

“Determined to ensure justice through thorough investigation, the uncompromising police officers in charge of the case rejected the bribe. While commending the professionalism and uncompromising act of the police officers, the Commissioner of Police admonishes other police officers to emulate the incorruptible ones.” The statement read.

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police has directed that the case be transferred to the Command’s Tactical Team for further investigation and possible prosecution.

According to the Command’s spokesman, CP Odumosu’s   renewed determination to ensure that criminals no longer have field day in Lagos has led to the arrest of many criminals in the past few days including the arrest of an armed robbery suspect and a suspected cultist, with a locally-made double barrel gun and three cartridges, by the Anti-crime patrol team of Area ‘J’ Command, Elemoro.

“The 23 years old armed robbery suspect, Alabi Timothy who resides at  9, Baale Street, Majek, Ajah, was arrested on September 9,  2021 at General Paint, Garden area, Lekki during a routine stop and search by the police. A locally-made double barrel gun and two live cartridges including an expended cartridge concealed in a bag were recovered from the suspect.” CSP Ajisebutu said.

Similarly, a 22 years old self-confessed cultist, Badmus Toheed (male, who allegedly belongs to the Aye Confraternity} was arrested with a live cartridge in the General Paint ghetto area, Ajah.

The suspect confessed that he was initiated into the Aye Confraternity sometime in June, 2021.


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