IGP Applauds Lagos officers for rejecting N4million bribe

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has commended the officer in charge of the police tactical team attached to Area K, Marogbo, Lagos State Command, SP Rilwan Kasumu, and team, for rejecting the sum of N4million bribe while investigating a case of drug peddling and unlawful possession of ammunition.

The team arrested one Esther Newman Obiekezie, 42 years, aka Candy, of No 6, Mojirade Street, Ilogbo Lagos, on February 6, 2024, at her base where she sells drugs called ICE, and recovered a large quantity of the substance and some AK47 live ammunition from her. 

According to police spokesman, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, “In the cause of the investigation, the duo of Akete Esther, 43, and Oke Okebalam, 49, of Ajamgbadi Lagos, came to the station in Ijanikin, to solicit for the release of the drug peddler, Esther, and offered the sum of four million naira, and pleaded that the police should stop disrupting the illegal business of Esther, henceforth. 

“The police officer who frowned at the offer siezed the cash and marked it exhibit and arrested the duo for further investigation and prosecution,” Adejobi said.

“The IGP, therefore, reiterates the commitment of the Force to harnessing all available means and adopting professional anti crime strategies to tackle all forms of crimes and criminality in Nigeria.”

Culled from The Guardian