4 policemen connected to Ijanikin Division in Badagry, Lagos State have been arrested for allegedly robbing a Togo-based Nigerian of his CFA350,000. Inspector Victor Amiete, Sergeants Samuel Gbemunu and Afolabi Oluwaseun in addition to Corporal Adigun Omotayo are at the moment being detained on the Provost Part, Command Headquarters, Ikeja.
It was gathered that they robbed their sufferer, Theodore Ifunnaya, on December 17, round Iyana-Period, throughout a cease and search operation.
Ifunnaya, who was returning dwelling from his base for the yuletide, was allegedly bundled right into a patrol automobile by the suspects and brought to their station as quickly as they noticed the cash on him. It was gathered that the alleged rogue cops additionally tortured, stripped and photographed the sufferer earlier than they seized his international forex.
The suspects had been stated to have subsequently invited a Bureau De Change (BDC) operator who modified the cash and gave them the naira equal of it from which they gave Ifunnaya N2,00Zero to find his Lagos deal with. The culprits additional threatened to launch the nude footage taken of Ifunnaya on social media and accuse him of cultism and armed theft if he protested.
The suspects had been nonetheless unlucky as Ifunnaya’s family members had been stated to know the Space Okay Commander, Hope Okafor, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP). They reported the matter to her as quickly because the sufferer narrated his ordeal.
Okafor, it was gathered contacted the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and demanded rapid arrest of the culprits and restoration of the cash. The sufferer, it was gathered, had since travelled to Owerri, Imo State for worry that colleagues of the suspects might come after him.
Confirming the arrest, spokesman for the command, Chike Oti, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), reiterated the Commissioner of Police’s zero tolerance for corruption. Oti denied the sufferer was stripped throughout interrogation.
He stated the arrest was rapid and potential because of the command’s stance on corruption and indiscipline, including that the officers had been present process trial. “If discovered responsible on the finish of the orderly room trial, they are going to be dismissed from the police.
In the meantime, the Ogun State police command has arrested a hardened armed robber who belongs to a infamous theft gang. Fortunate Emmanuel, based on the police, was arrested alongside the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Christmas Day at 10:00p.m. whereas attempting to dispossess passengers of their belongings.
An announcement by the command’s spokesman, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital yesterday indicated that the suspect had confessed that he tried to rob travellers who had been stranded as a result of the automobile by which they had been touring broke down. Oyeyemi stated luck ran out of the suspect when police patrol staff, led by Akinlade Johnson, arrived the scene Oyeyemi stated: “Whereas the motive force was attempting to rectify the fault, the hoodlum immediately got here out from underneath the bridge and held them hostage at gun-point, ordering them to give up all of their possession.”
He defined that the suspects had been 4 however on sighting the police, the hoodlums took to their heels. The policemen hotly chased them and one in all them (Emmanuel) was subsequently arrested whereas the opposite three escaped.