Police reject N500,000 bribe from suspects arrested with stolen construction materials in Lagos
Five suspects in a Ford Bus with Reg. Number FST 679 XZ, have been arrested for allegedly stealing some 25mm iron rods discovered to be properties of China Construction Engineering Company (CCEC).
The suspects were arrested by the Police operatives attached to Area E Command, Festac Town in Lagos State.
The spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
Adejobi stated that the suspects, when arrested by the police operatives allegedly offered a bribe of Five Hundred Thousand only (#500,000) to the police operatives who rejected the offer and went ahead to arrest them with the stolen Iron rods.
The police spokesman gave the names of the suspects as Lawal Saheed, m, 40, Taofeek Adenigba, m, 43, Ope Olowolayemo, m, 28, Azeez Jamie, m, 41 and Omotayo Adewale, m, 34.
He added that items recovered from the suspects include some pieces of 25mm iron rods, one Nozzle, one gas cylinder and Ford Bus with Reg. No. FST 697 XZ.
Adejobi stated that the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the matter be thoroughly investigated and the suspects be charged to court as soon as possible.
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