Two policemen who recovered N5 million that fell off a bullion van around House of Assembly complex at Alausa, Ikeja, last year have been commended for their rare show of honesty.
Sergeant Ogunbiyi Agbabu and Inspector Eheziekia Abiona who are attached to the Lagos state environmental sanitation and special offences unit (Task Force) said the van drove pass them while they were on duty at the task force’s headquarters and something fell down which was discovered to be N5 million cash, The Nation reports.
The chairman of the task force, Olayinka Egbeyemi, a superintendent of police (SP) who said the incident occurred around November/December last year, appealed to the police and Lagos state government to honour the officers.
He recalled that as Divisional Police Officer (DPO) at Ilupeju Police Station, he was honoured as “Year 2015 best integrity officer” by Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) for returning $130,000 and 50,000 pounds to the owners of a bullion van from which the money was stolen.
Egbeyemi asked the bullion van driver to come with “a strong proof of ownership.”
In another development, the Ekiti state government has raised alarm over an alleged plot of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to destabilize the state.
According to the government, armed policemen from Abuja have already invaded the state to begin arrest of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders, top government officials and members of the state House of Assembly.
Vanguard reports that Lere Olayinka, the governor’s special assistant on public communications and new media, said this in a statement made on Tuesday, March 29.
He noted that a new plot was an aftermath of the failure of the Department of State Services (DSS) to coerce members of the state House of Assembly to impeach Governor Ayodele Fayose.