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Police arrest three cops for gambling on duty


Nigeria Police

Three policemen attached to the Lagos State police command have been arrested for gambling. The cops were arrested at Opebi, Ikeja, after a video on social media showed them counting their wins.

A statement issued by the command’s spokesman, Chike Oti, a Superintendent of Police (SP), said the policemen were alleged to be counting bribes they collected while smoking.

He said: “Based on the allegation, the Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, ordered for their arrest, detention and trial. Preliminary investigation into the case revealed that the men were not counting bribes received as alleged but coupons they collected from a game of gambling, popularly known as Baba Ijebu, which they played.

“The men are currently facing disciplinary actions that could lead to reduction in rank or dismissal. It is wrong to engage in such distracting activity while on duty.

The CP Lagos encourages members of the public to always expose, albeit accurately, indiscipline and unprofessional policemen.”

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