Six Policemen arrested for attempted Murder

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The Lagos State Com­missioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, on Monday said that six po­licemen were arrested for extortion, defilement and at­tempted murder in the last two weeks.

Owoseni said that two of the suspects were arrested for defilement, two for mis­conduct and two others for extortion at gun point.
According to him, the po­licemen arrested for extor­tion have been dismissed.

The police commissioner said that the dismissed po­licemen were fond of raiding unsuspecting members of the public in the metropolis whom they falsely brand as internet fraudsters.

“These policemen are tar­nishing the image of the po­lice by using weapons bought with taxpayers’ money to threaten, intimidate and ex­tort the people,” Owoseni said.

The four other policemen arrested were undergoing or­derly room trial for attempt­ed murder and defilement, Owoseni said.
Two of the policemen were arrested at Ajao Estate where they were shooting sporadi­cally, he said.

Owoseni said that 24 rob­bery suspects, 19 suspected cultists and three kidnap sus­pects were also arrested in the last one month.
He said that two AK-47 rifles were recovered from the suspects while some danger­ous weapons, including 88 different charms and 16 ve­hicles, were recovered from the suspected cultists.

The police boss added that a gang who specialized in robbing passengers in com­mercial buses, otherwise known as “one chance”, were also arrested and phones sto­len from victims had been re­covered.

“We do not want to cover up any erring police officer; therefore members of the public particularly victims should turn up when they are invited to testify against such officers; that way we will be able to sanitize the force,” Owoseni said. (NAN)


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