Lagos police arrest robbery suspects, reject N500,000 bribe
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested an armed robbery suspect and a 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.
The armed robbery suspect, 23-year-old Alabi Timothy, resident of 9, Baale Street, Majek, Ajah, was arrested at about at General Paint, Garden area, Lekki during a routine stop and search by the police.
According to the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO), Adekunle 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 suspected 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.
According to Ajisebutu, the suspect confessed that he was initiated into the Aye Confraternity sometime in June 2021.
Meanwhile, two persons have been arrested for offering bribes to the police to secure the release of the two suspects and pervert the course of justice.
While Adariku Sunday, 34, resident of 66, Henry Smith Close, Abidjan GRA, Ajah offered the sum of N400,000 bribe in cash to secure the release of the robbery suspect, Folorunso Akeem, 43, 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,” police said.
The Commissioner of Police has, however, directed that the case should be transferred to the Command’s Tactical Team for further investigation and prosecution.