By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE Lagos
Police operatives in Lagos have rejected a N500,000 bribe sum offered them by five suspects alleged to have stolen some construction materials at the weekend.
The incorruptible cops, attached to Area “E”Command, Festac were said to have arrested the suspects on 11th April, 2021, at about 3.00am between Volks Bus stop and Iyana Iba.
According to report, the suspects identified asLawal Saheed, 40, Taofeek Adenigba, 43, Ope Olowolayemo, 28, Azeez Jamie,, 41 and Omotayo Adewale, 34, were accosted in a Ford Bus marked No FST 697 XZ in which they concealed the stolen items.
The items, as learnt, which include some pieces of 25mm iron rods, one Nozzle, one gas cylinder and the bus have been recovered from them.
The police public relations officer CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi confirmed the arrest and recovery of the stolen items.
In a release made available to journalists on Tuesday, he stated that the management of China Civil Engeering Construction Company (CCECC) has been contacted by the police, adding that it has identified the stolen items to be their property.
It reads, ” The Police operatives attached to Area E Command, Festac Lagos State, on 11th April, 2021, at about 3am, accosted five (5) suspects in a Ford Bus with Reg. Number FST 679 XZ, with some 25mm iron rods, property of China Construction Engineering Company (CCEC) between Volks Bus Stop and Iyana Iba, Lagos State.
The suspects, when arrested by the police operatives, were alleged to have offered a bribe of Five Hundred Thousand only (#500,000) to the police operatives who rejected the offer and went ahead to arrest them with the stolen Iron rods.
The suspects include Lawal Saheed, m, 40, Taofeek Adenigba, m, 43, Ope Olowolayemo, m, 28, Azeez Jamie, m, 41 and Omotayo Adewale, m, 34. The items recovered from them are some pieces of 25mm iron rods, one Nozzle, one gas cylinder and Ford Bus with Reg. No. FST 697 XZ. The management of CCEC has been contacted by the police and identified the stolen items to be their property.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, ordered that the matter be thoroughly investigated and the suspects be charged to court as soon as possible”.