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

The discipline and intuitions Commissioner Hakeem Odumosu of Lagos State Police Command has inculcated into the officers and men of the Command have started yielding fruits.

In a statement signed by the Command’s spokesman, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, Odumosu’s renewed determination to ensure criminals no longer have field day in Lagos has led to the arrest of criminals in the past few days.

According to the statement made available to the National Association of Online Security Reporters, NAOSRE, Lagos Anti-crime patrol team of the Area ‘J’ Command, Elemoro, has arrested an armed robbery suspect and a suspected cultist with a locally-made double barrel gun and three cartridges.
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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.

Similarly, a 22 years old self-confessed cultist, Badmus Toheed (male, who belongs to the Aye Confraternity} was arrested with a live cartridge in the General Paint ghetto area, Ajah same day.
The suspect confessed that he was initiated into the Aye Confraternity sometime in June, 2021.

In related developments, two suspects have been arrested for offering bribe to the police to secure the release of the two suspects and pervert the course of justice. While 34 years old Adariku Sunday, resident of 66, Henry Smith Close, Abidjan GRA, Ajah , offered the sum of N400,000 bribe in cash to secure the release of 43 years old robbery suspect, Folorunso Akeem, offered the sum of N100, 000 cash to secure the release of the 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 Commissioner of Police has, however, directed that the case should be transferred to the Command’s Tactical Team for further investigation and prosecution.

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