Two policemen, attached to the Lagos State Task Force on the Environment and Other Related Offences, Inspector Abiona Ezekiel and Sergeant Ogunbiyi Agbabu have been commended and rewarded by the Lagos State Government and the police for returning N5 million that reportedly fell from a bullion van, around Alausa Secretariat.
The two Task Force policemen, were on Wednesday, rewarded with an undisclosed amount of money and commendation letters by the state commissioner of police, Fatai Owoseni.
The state police boss, who presented the reward to the police officers, noted that the force would always ensure that men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force are encouraged to discharge their duties with professionalism.
The state government in a letter signed by the chief of staff to the governor, Samuel Olukunle Ojo also commended the policemen and described their action as a fulfilment to the “change mantra.”
Five other policemen, including two inspectors, have been dismissed from service by the police Command for involvement in robbery incidents.
One of the Inspectors is already lined for criminal trial, while the second one, who is at large, is being sought for prosecution. Also, two policemen from the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), Ikeja, who were reportedly involved in armed robbery activities, have been dismissed by the state police force.
CP Owoseni, while briefing newsmen on the update of the policemen, who were accused of armed robbery, confirmed that two of them have been arrested and that they have both been dismissed.
The Lagos police chief said that though the police inspector and two others are on the run, they had been dismissed from the force and they would be made to face the law court anytime they are arrested.