How police officers turned down N.5M bribe, vow to uphold the image of the Force

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How police officers turned down N.5M bribe

*Vow to uphold the image of the Force

 

By Ben Ekezie

The Lagos Police Command has arrested two persons who were alleged to have offered bribe to its officers in an attempt to release robbery suspects.

According state police spokesperson, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, the first suspect, Adariku Sunday who lives at No 66 Henry Smith, Ajah offered the sum of N400,000 to release one Alabi Timothy who was arrested by anti crime patrol team who found his with a locally made pistol.

The second suspect Folorunso Akeem offered the N100,000 to secure the release of the suspected cultist. The self-confessed cultist, Badmus Toheed who 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.

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, Hakeem Odumosu admonished other police officers to emulate the incorruptible ones. He directed that the case should be transferred to the Command’s Tactical Team for further investigation and prosecution.

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