How Police DSP Was Arrested Over N100,000 Bribe In Lagos

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Details have emerged about how DSP police were arrested for more than 100,000 bribes in Lagos.

Nigeria online news reports that the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Popoola Kayode, who is also the leader of the Taskforce team operating in the Lekki Ajah area of ​​Lagos State, and members of his team have been arrested for collecting a N100,000 bribe.

Adebayo Taofiq, Head of the Public Affairs Unit of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Crimes (Enforcement) Unit (Task Force), said in a statement Sunday that the police officer received the bribe from Didi Ekanem, owner of a Toyota Venza with registration number: APP 775 GJ that was caught driving against (one-way) traffic around the Lekki Ajah highway.

According to him, the statement was necessary in response to a story published on page 31 of the Sunday Punch newspaper, dated November 22, 2020, with the caption “Task force commander made sexual advances with me – Didi Ekanem.”

“The leader of the team, Kayode is not the Commander of the Agency as quoted in the report that says that the money (N100,000) was collected by bank transfer to his account (Kayode).

“After the transfer, the vehicle was handed over to Ekanem,” Taofiq said.

He said that the president of the agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, following the investigation of the incident that occurred on Wednesday, November 18, immediately arrested Kayode and members of her team.

“They will be sent back to the Lagos State Police Command for further disciplinary action,” said the head of the unit.

Taofiq said Egbeyemi has warned motorists, particularly private car owners and motorcycle operators, to desist from driving against (one-way) traffic.

He said that anyone caught would be charged with prosecution before the Lagos State Mobile Court.

“Members of the public must stop luring our officers with money and remind them that both the donor and the recipient are accountable to the law.

“It is the only court that dictates the traffic fines and the money to be paid into the government purse,” Taofiq said, citing Egbeyemi.

Taofiq, however, urged members of the public to always report any corrupt official engaging in shady deals that spoil the Agency’s image for disciplinary actions.