The Lagos State police command has arrested two suspects for allegedly offering a bribe N500,000 to an officer, to secure the release of two suspects and distort the course of justice.
Adekinle Ajisebutu, spokesperson of the command, in a statement, said 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 a robbery suspect.
Ajisebutu further stated that Folorunso Akeem, 43, offered the sum of N100, 000 cash to secure the release of a suspected cultist.
According to the police spokesman, the “uncompromising officer in charge of the case rejected the bribe”.
In a related development, Ajisebutu said an anti-crime patrol team of the Area ‘J’ Command, Elemoro, has arrested an armed robbery suspect and a suspected cultist with a locally-made double barrel gun and three cartridges.
The suspect, Alabi Timothy, 23, “who resides at 9, Baale street, Majek, Ajah, was arrested at about 0030hrs of 4/9/2021 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,” he said.
“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.”