The Lagos State Police Command on Thursday revealed that four suspected armed robbers and cultists have been apprehended.
The Command stated that the officers who carried out the arrest was offered the sum of N500,000 as bribe, which they rejected.
CSP Ajisebutu,the spokesman of the command in the statement confirmed the arrest stating that the suspects were arrested during a routine stop and search operation on September 4 at about 12: 30am by the anti-crime patrol team from Area ‘J’ Command, Elemoro.
Timothy, 23, and a resident of No. 9, Baale Street, Majek, Ajah, who is one of the suspects was arrested at General Paint Garden area, Lekki the PPRO added
Also one locally-made double barrel gun and two live cartridges, including an expended cartridge packed in a bag, were recovered from the suspects during the operation.
Toheed, 22, was arrested with a live cartridge at the General Paint ghetto area, Ajah at about 12.45 a.m. on September 4.
The image maker further said that two more suspects were arrested for allegedly offering N500,000 bribes to the police for the release of the two suspects earlier arrested.
“While one 34-year-old Sunday, resident of 66, Henry Smith Close, Abidjan GRA, Ajah, offered N400,000 cash to secure the release of the first suspect (Timothy), one Akeem, 43 years old, offered the sum of N100, 000 cash to secure the second suspect (Toheed).
“Determined to ensure justice through thorough investigation, the uncompromising police officers in charge of the case rejected the bribe,” he said.
Ajisebutu said the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, CP Hakeem Odumosu, commended the professionalism and uncompromising act of the police officers, admonishing other officers to emulate the incorruptible ones.
“The CP has, however, directed that the case be transferred to the command’s Tactical Team for further investigations and prosecution,” he said