2 Policemen Set to Face Trial for Stealing a Trailer with Goods Worth N30 Million


The Lagos State Police Commissioner Fatai Owoseni announced yesterday that the two policemen alleged to have been involved in the hijacking of a trailer containing auto spare-parts last Saturday in Sagamu, Ogunu State have been dismissed and would be duly prosecuted.

According to the allegation leveled against them, Inspector Durojaiye Taiwo and Sergeant Victor Omorokai of the Strike unit of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad  (SARS), Ikeja, on Saturday night led two other policemen to hijack the trailer which contained goods worth N30 million.

Omorokai was arrested at Okokomaiko in Lagos, was apprehended with the help of the tracking device installed in the trailer.

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Owoseni said:

“We did not deny the story; it was all over the media. Some bad fellows committed a crime and it is the stand of the Inspector-General of Police that all bad eggs in the Force be exposed and made to face the law like other ordinary criminals.

“We arrested them and the ones that are on the run, we are going after them. Exhibits have been recovered.

“The crime was committed in Ogun State Police Command and we have handed the ex-policemen to that command to prosecute them in the court of law.

“In the same vein, I want to state that we have not covered anyone of them. They would be tried. The Nigeria police would not spare those who are not worthy of wearing the police uniform.”

Owoseni added that the suspects have been handed over to the Ogun State Police Command which has jurisdiction over the location where the crime was committed.

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Source: The Nation