The Lagos state commissioner of police, Edgal Imohimi has ordered the arrest and subsequent trial of four policemen for alleged corrupt practices and lopsided investigation into a case of one Theodore ifunanya that was picked up under the suspicion of being an armed robber
The affected policemen are Inspector Amiete, Sergeant Gbemunu Samuel, Sergeant Afolabi Oluwaseun and Corporal Adigun Omotayo.
A statement made available to urban express news online through the state public relation officer, CSP chike Oti said the officer who recovered the sum of CFA 350,00 from Theodore during an investigation, had yet to release the money to him after he was exonerated
Oti said it was in that telling, the CP after notification about the developments of the police officers attached to the ijanikin police Division ordered their arrest and trail in an orderly room
“The officers, Inspector Amiete, Sergeant Gbemunu Samuel, Sergeant Afolabi Oluwaseun and Corporal Adigun Omotayo, had arrested one Ifunanya Theodore on suspicion of involvement in an armed robbery on Monday, December 17, 2018, and in the course of the investigation, recovered the sum of CFA350,000 from him.
“After the investigation, the said Ifunanya Theodore was exonerated of the allegation. However, when his request for the release of his money was not attended to, he called the Area Commander in charge of Area K, Morogbo, ACP Hope Okafor, who directed that his money is released to him without delay.
“ The CP had directed that the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the Ijanikin Division be issued a query and if his response is not acceptable, his conduct would be reported to the Inspector-General of Police for necessary action”.