Two persons are now languishing in police-net at the Tactical Team of the police command in Lagos state for allegedly offering money to the police to secure the release of a robbery suspect.
The duo, thirty four year old Adariku Sunday who use to reside at of 66, Henry Smith Close, Abidjan GRA, Ajah offered a bribe of N400,000 in cash while his partner in crime forty three year old Folorunso Akeem , offered N100, 000 cash to secure the release of the suspected robber and self confessed cultist.
Lagos police spokesman, Mr. Adekunke Ajisebutu who confirmed the incident said that the uncompromising officers in charge of the case rejected the bribe and insisted that thorough investigation must be carried out.
He said the commissioner of police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu who commended the professionalism and uncompromising act of the police officers, enjoined other policemen to emulate the incorruptible ones.
Mr. Ajisebutu said the police boss has directed that the case be transferred to the Command’s Tactical Team for further investigation and prosecution.
He said the Operatives of the Anti-crime patrol team attached to Area ‘J’ Command, in Elemoro area of Lagos who detained the suspects also rounded up an armed robbery suspect and a suspected cultist with a locally-made double barrel gun and three cartridges.
The armed robbery suspect, Alabi Timothy ‘m’ aged 23, resident of 9, Baale street, Majek, Ajah, was arrested at General Paint, Garden area, Lekki on suspicion that he was in possession of unlawful item.
A locally-made double barrel gun and two live cartridges including an expended cartridge concealed in a bag were recovered from the suspect.
Similarly, the police image maker said a self-confessed cultist, twenty two yr old Badmus Toheed, who belongs to the Aye Confraternity was arrested with a live cartridge in the General Paint ghetto area, Ajah confessed that he was initiated into the Aye Confraternity sometime in June this year.
Crime desk/ Niran