2 Men Arrested For Offering Police N.5M To Release Criminal Suspect In Custody

Posted on September 16, 2021


The Anti Corruption campaign may be gaining momentum within the Nigerian Police circles following the rejection of N500,000 bribe by some Police officers in Lagos State.

P.M.EXPRESS reports that the Police Anti-crime patrol team of the Area ‘J’ Command, Elemoro, arrested an armed robbery suspect and a suspected cultist with a locally-made double barrel gun and three cartridges.

The armed robbery suspect, Alabi Timothy, 23, resident of 9, Baale Street, Majek, Ajah, was arrested at about 0030hrs of 4th September, 2021, at General Paint, Garden area, Lekki, during a routine stop and search by the Police. 

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 self-confessed cultist, Badmus Toheed (male), 22, who belongs to the Aye Confraternity, was arrested with a live cartridge in the General Paint ghetto area, Ajah, at about 0045hrs of 4th September, 2021. The suspect confessed that he was initiated into the Aye Confraternity sometime in June, 2021.

However, after the suspects were arrested, two men suspected to be their gang member went and offered the Police team bribe to release the suspects and they were immediately arrested.

This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu.

He stated that two suspects have been arrested for offering bribe 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, (m), 43, offered the sum of N100, 000 cash to secure the release of the suspected cultist.

He said the Police officers were determined to ensure justice through thorough investigation, the uncompromising officers in charge of the case rejected the bribe.

While commending the professionalism and uncompromising act of the Police officers, the Commissioner of Police admonished 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. 

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