Officers of Ipakodo division of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Emmanuel Rolland ‘m’ aged 34 for duping unsuspecting passengers.
The suspect was arrested at about 1120hrs on Friday, July 29, 2022, along Ipakodo road after his victim raised alarm.
Investigation revealed that the suspect, alongside his conspirators (still at large) while operating in a Volkswagen Jetta saloon car, with registration number JJJ 27 DG, disguised as driver and passengers, picked unsuspecting passengers, and started discussions about some money purportedly kept in the boot.
The suspect confessed to having started this crime in January, adding that he was arrested on his sixth outing. Effort is in top gear to arrest other fleeing members of the gang and other perpetrators of such crime.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, fdc has directed that the case be transferred to the headquarters for further investigations and prosecution.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force has dismissed PC Liyomo Okoi, Force No 524503, attached to Ekori Divisional Police Headquarters, Cross River State, who was captured in a video that went viral on 31st July, 2022, where he was flogging a civilian with cutlass.
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The dismissal took effect from Monday, 8 August 2022.
This was disclosed by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
“He is ceased to be a member of the NPF, and we urge members of the public not to have any official dealings or transactions with him henceforth. We will always do the needful to sanitise the NPF and uphold the standards and values of the Nigeria Police Force,” Adejobi said.