Police reject bribe from suspected kidnapper



•The new Acting IG, Solomon Arase
•The new Acting IG, Solomon Arase

The Police at Iju Ishaga, Divisional headquarters, Lagos state, southwest Nigeria, have rejected a N1.5m bribe offered to them by a suspected kidnapper identified as Lucky Amei.

PM.NEWS findings revealed that the Divisional Police officer in charge of Iju Police station Mr. Emmanuel Osuagwu a superintendent of Police, got information that the alleged mastermind of the recent kidnap and murder of Prof Paul Eriye in Benin city, Edo State, was hiding at 61, Oluwatosin Street, Command Area of Abule Egba and he led a team of detectives to the house where the suspect was arrested.

Amei was alleged to have offered the police the sum of N 1,500,000 which was turned down and he was subsequently arrested and taken to the station for interrogation.

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P.M.NEWS gathered that when the Lagos State commissioner of Police Mr. Fatai Owoseni was contacted on the arrest, he ordered the DPO to immediately transfer the suspect to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Ikeja for further investigation.

Lucky Amei is alleged to be the kingpin of the kidnappers that abducted Prof. Paul Eriye from his hotel some months ago and killed him after collecting undisclosed amount of money as ransom, and has since been on the run.

The Lagos State Police image maker Mr Joseph Offor, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, confirmed the arrest, adding that investigation was ongoing.

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