The Lagos Anti-crime patrol team of the Area ‘J’ Command, Elemoro, have arrested an armed robbery suspect and a suspected cultist with a locally-made double barrel gun and three cartridges.
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.
According to the Command’s spokesman in a statement, 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.
In related developments, two suspects have been arrested for offering bribes to the police to secure the release of the two suspects and pervert the course of justice. One 34-year-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 a 43 years old robbery suspect. One Folorunso Akeem also 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, Hakeem Odumosu 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.