Gov Ambode, CP Owoseni reward two Cops for returning N5M


By; Raymond Tedunjaye, Lagos.
Two Policemen, attached to the Lagos State Special Taskforce on Environmental & Miscellaneous Offence have been rewarded with cash sum and commendation letter for returning the sum of N5 million found by them to Police authority.
The duo, Inspector Abiona Musiliu and Sergeant Ogunbiyi Agbaba, were said to have found the huge sum of money on the ground within the premises of the Lagos state government secretariat, Alausa Ikeja last year.
The State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni who presented them with the reward at the Command Headquarters, disclosed that the money fell from a bullion van, unknowingly to the occupants.
In exhibition of honesty and patriotism, Owoseni said the Cops immediately reported and handed the money to their head of department, which was subsequently returned to management of the bank.
He added that this feat caught the attention of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, which necessitated their been rewarded by the governor and the Police authority.
“Last year, a bullion van was carrying money at Alausa within the governor’s office area and N5million fell from the van. These loyal, honest and patriotic officers saw the money and decided to be honest and returned it. This caught the attention of the governor who decided to reward them with cash and commendation letter”, the Police commissioner said.
Owoseni who used the occasion to brief the media on the successes recorded by the command within one week, said a total of 21 armed robbers were arrested within the period.
While two suspected armed robbers died in a gun battle with the Police, the Commissioner added that seven arms and 15 ammunitions were recovered from the bandits including seven vehicles.
The Commissioner also disclosed that 13 suspected cultists were arrested under the period in review, among them six juvenile.
He explained that the juvenile, whose ages range between 12 and 15 were arrested in Lagos Island area of the state on 18th April, 2016, when two factions identified as Happiness and Owonikoko cults group engaged each other in a rivalry clash.
According to him, one battle axe and three knives were recovered from them.


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