Two men have been arrested for offering bribe to the police to secure the release of two suspected armed robber and cultist and pervert the course of justice.
Spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, who disclosed this in a statement said 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 the release of the robbery suspect, Folorunso Akeem, 43, offered the sum of N100, 000 cash to secure the release of the suspected cultist.
Ajisebutu said the uncompromising police officers in charge of the case rejected the bribe.
According to the statement, an Anti-crime patrol team of the Area ‘J’ Command, Elemoro arrested the armed robbery suspect, Alabi Timothy at about 12:30am on the 4th September, 2021 at General Paint, Garden area, Lekki during a routine stop and search by the police.
The 23-year-old resident of 9, Baale street, Majek, Ajah, was arrested with a locally-made double barrel gun and two live cartridges including an expended cartridge concealed in a bag.
Similarly, the police arrested the self-confessed cultist, Badmus Toheed at about 12:45am on the 4th September, 2021, in the General Paint ghetto area, Ajah.
The 22-year-old Aye Confraternity member was arrested with a live cartridge . The suspect confessed that he was initiated into the Aye Confraternity sometime in June, 2021.
The PPRO stated that the Commissioner of Police admonished other police officers to emulate the incorruptible ones and directed that the case should be transferred to the Command’s Tactical Team for further investigation and prosecution.