Bribery And Corruption: Nine Policemen Arrested In Lagos

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    BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION: NINE POLICEMEN ARRESTED IN LAGOS


    The Police Commissioner for Lagos State, Edgal Imohimi, said Thursday, that nine policemen, a traffic warden and two others have been arrested for collecting money by threat from motorists.

    Imohimi said to the News Agency of Nigeria that the arrest was a result of his initial warning to policemen in the command ‘to guide against fraud, corruption and other unprofessional conducts.

    According to him, the X-Squad Unit had strengthened its activities to ensure no tolerance for corruption and unruly practices by the operatives of the command.

    Imohimi said in his very words that “In the light of this, the X- Squad operatives have been out all day and all night to ensure that this determination is achieved.

    “Nine policemen, a senior traffic warden and two of their partners in crime, popularly called Camp Boys or Antelopes have been arrested between the 1st of September and its 18th in 2017.

    “A member of the Camp boys, Taofik Ismaila was apprehended along the Ikotun area of Lagos on the 8th of September, coupled with some deceitful policemen caught at the point of extorting the money from motorist.

    “Also, we also arrested one Mr. Stephen Nwafor along the Igando Road with some policemen when they were collecting monies from motorists.

    “The policemen are currently under a departmental orderly room trial so as to totally eliminate all bag eggs from the police commission, while their civilian partners in crime have been charged to court.” He grievingly explained.

    The police commissioner added, saying that ‘he also directed the divisional police officers at the affected divisions to be issued letters of quire for lack of supervision and for disobedience to lawful orders.

    Imohimi pleaded to the executive and members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to warn their members to ‘stop being instruments used by these unscrupulous policemen for extortion.
     
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