16th September, 2021
Two suspects who offered police officers N500,000 bribe to secure the release of two detained suspected robber and cultist, have been arrested in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
A statement issued by the Lagos Police Command spokesman, Adekunle Ajisebutu on Thursday said the suspects were trying to pervert justice by offering the bribe to the police.
He said Adariku Sunday, 34, resident of 66, Henry Smith Close, Abidjan GRA, Ajah offered the sum of N400,000 bribe in cash to secure the release of the robbery suspect.
Ajisebutu added that the other suspect, Folorunso Akeem, 43 offered the sum of N100, 000 cash to secure the release of a suspected cultist.
“Determined to ensure justice through thorough investigation, the uncompromising police officers in charge of the case rejected the bribe.
“While commending the professionalism and uncompromising act of the police officers, the Commissioner of Police admonishes other police officers to emulate the incorruptible ones.
“The Commissioner of Police has, however, directed that the case should be transferred to the Command’s Tactical Team for further investigation and prosecution,” he said.