Nine policemen arrested over alleged corruption

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State , Ag . CP Edgal Imohimi , on Thursday said the command had arrested nine policemen, one traffic warden, and two others over alleged corruption.
Imohimi told newsmen that the arrest was a follow-up on his warning to officers and men of his command to guard against corruption and unprofessional conduct .
He said the X - Squad unit had intensified its activities to ensure zero tolerance for corruption and unruly practices by police officers and men of the Lagos State Police Command .
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“ Nine policemen and a senior traffic warden, alongside two of their accomplices popularly known as ‘ Camp Boys ’ or ‘ Antelopes ’ were arrested between September 1 and 18 , 2017 .
“ One of the camp boys , identified as Taofik Ismaila , was arrested along Ikotun road on September 8, along with some unscrupulous policemen who were caught extorting money from motorists .
“ Similarly, the unit also arrested one Stephen Nwafor along Igando road , with some policemen caught collecting money from some motorists .
“ The policemen are currently undergoing departmental orderly room trial to ensure a total purging of the command of its bad eggs, while their civilian accomplices are being charged to court for related offences, ” he said.
Imohimi had also directed that the Divisional Police Officers, DPOs , and the Divisional Traffic officers of the affected areas be issued queries for lack of supervision and disobedience to lawful orders .
The Commissioner advised all executive and members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers to warn their members against being used by unscrupulous policemen as agents of extortion .
“ The activities of this unit are still on and we will not relax until the command gets rid of all the bad elements , ” he said. (NAN)