The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, has commended the officer in charge of the police tactical team attached to Area K, Marogbo, Lagos State Command, SP Rilwan Kasumu, and his team, for rejecting N4 million bribe while investigating a case of drug peddling and unlawful possession of ammunition.

Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, announced this in a post on his official X handle.

The team had arrested one Esther Newman Obiekezie, aka Candy, of No 6, Mojirade Street, Ilogbo Lagos, on 6th February, 2024, at her base where she sells illicit drugs called ice, and recovered a large quantity of the substance and some AK-47 live ammunition.

In the cause of the investigation, the duo of Akete Esther and Oke Okebalam, of Ajamgbadi Lagos, came to the station in Ijanikin, to solicit for the release of the drug peddler, Esther, and offered the sum of N4 million.

They also pleaded that the police should stop disrupting the illegal drug peddling business.

The police officer who frowned at the offer seized the cash and marked it as exhibit and arrested the duo for further investigation and prosecution.

The IGP reiterated the commitment of the Force to harnessing all available means and adopting professional anti-crime strategies to tackle all forms of crimes and criminality in Nigeria.

IGP commends police officers for rejecting N4m bribe offered by drug dealers

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