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Lagos police arrest robbery suspects, reject N500, 000 bribe

By Eniola Daniel and Jesutomi Akomolafe
17 September 2021   |   3:58 am
The Lagos State Police Command have arrested an armed robbery suspect and suspected cultist with a locally-made double barrel gun and three cartridges.

The suspects

The Lagos State Police Command have arrested an armed robbery suspect and suspected cultist with a locally-made double barrel gun and three cartridges.
  
The suspects were arrested by the patrol team of the Area ‘J’ Command, Elemoro. Lagos State Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO), Adekunle Ajisebutu, said the armed robbery suspect, 23-year-old Alabi Timothy, a resident of 9, Baale street, Majek, Ajah, was arrested at General Paint, Garden area, Lekki during a routine stop and search by the police. 

According to Ajisebutu, 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-year-old suspected cultist, Badmus Toheed, who belongs to the Aye Confraternity was also arrested with a live cartridge in the General Paint ghetto area. 
 
Ajisebutu said the suspect confessed that he was initiated into the confraternity sometime in June, 2021.

MEANWHILE, two persons have been arrested for offering bribes to the police to secure release of the two suspects and pervert the course of justice.
  
While Adariku Sunday, 34,  a resident of 66, Henry Smith Close, Abidjan GRA, Ajah offered the sum of N400,000 bribe in cash to secure release of the robbery suspect, Folorunso Akeem, 43, offered the sum of N100, 000 cash to secure release of the suspected cultist, according to the Police.

“Determined to ensure justice through thorough investigation, the uncompromising police officers in charge of the case rejected the bribe”.

The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has, however, directed that the case be transferred to the Command’s Tactical Team for further investigation and prosecution.