Lagos CP summons corrupt police officer

Akeem's father, Ahmed Popoola, handed him over to Inspector Festus for correction, not knowing he would use his child to perpetrate more crime.

The suspect, Akeem Popoola

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, has summoned a police officer known as  Inspector Festus Omotosho after a robbery suspect named Akeem Popoola, claimed he is working for him.

According to Owoseni, the policeman concerned will be dealt with accordingly if the accusation turns out to be true.

Punch reported Akeems's claim that Omotosho gave him phones to sell to unsuspecting members of the public.

After this, Omotosho in company of two other officers identified as Abbey and Aluko, would put him in handcuffs and lead him to buyers of the phones.

He claims that the officers would instantly demand a bribe between N120,000 and N150,000 from the victims if they do not want to be arrested for buying a stolen phone.

Akeem said, “In November 2015, one of my father’s tenants and I fought. When my daddy came back home on that day, she reported me to him and he handed me over to Inspector Festus at the state police command headquarters, Ikeja."

"He told him I was too troublesome and wanted him to discipline me. But he (Ijaya) did not. He took me to a beer parlour at Alakuko and gave me N5,000. I was very surprised."

“Two days after, we met at another beer parlour around Agbado, where I was made to swear an oath. He brought out a gun and put some gin inside the barrel.

"He drank from it and gave me the gun to do same. He said he would be sending me on some errands. He gave me a mobile phone and drove me in his Toyota Camry to POWA complex in Ikeja."

“He told me to sell the phone inside the complex which I did for N20,000. After an hour, he handcuffed me and took me in his car with his boys – Abbey and Aluko – to the man that bought the phone.

"He arrested the man and told him to pay N200,000 if he did not want to be taken to the station. The man raised N150,000 among his friends in that complex and gave him."

“When we left there, he removed the handcuffs and gave me N5,000 and we departed.”

The robbery suspect's father, Ahmed Popoola confirmed that he had taken Akeem to Inspector Festus in the hope that he can reform him.

He acknowledged that his son is a thief, which is why he took him to meet the Inspector.

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