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Six Policemen arrested for rape, extortion and attempted murder in Lagos.

Six policemen have been arrested by the Lagos State Command for cases for rape, extortion and attempted murder.

The officers were apprehended at different locations including two civilians.

An Officer identified as Sergeant Sylvanus Emoche, was arrested because he attempted to shoot a woman at Ajao Estate, Fatai Owoseni, Lagos State CP,  said the officer shot sporadically, damaging one FJ Cruiser SUV belonging to the woman who is identified as Mrs Okafor Oluchi, on July 24.

The incident occurred when the woman resisted the Police Officer and two Civilians form trying to take away one unregistered Vehicle, Honda Pilot SUV belonging to her husband, Mr Okafor David, from their compound.

The CP said policemen from Ajao Division, who were contacted, rushed to the scene and immediately disarmed the policeman before taking him to the station with the two civilians.

He said Sergeant Emoche had visited the compound without the knowledge of Police authorities.
Owoseni spoke during a briefing at the Police Officers Mess, Ikeja, yesterday, where he added that at the time of committing the offence, the erring policeman had been demobilised from the Police Mobile Force 20 and subsequently transferred to Kogi State Police Command.

He said two other policemen were also charged for defilement. He, however, did not disclose their identities and the circumstances surrounding the case.

He further explained that three policemen, namely, Sergeant Benjamin Oboh, Sergeant Onyenedu Kennedy, attached to Federal Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, Ipakodo and Sergeant Monday Ehijiator, attached to Bariga Division, were arrested for extortion.

Owoseni said the three of them went to Ikeja in a Toyota Camry car with number plates JN 470 KJA, in plain clothes, where they stopped one Adeshina Quwam Adekunle, accusing him of being an internet fraudster.

He said they “collected N65,000 from the victim. They also used his ATM card to collect an additional N40,000 from an ATM machine. This happened on July 17.”

He explained further, “On July 19, at about 10.35a.m., at the same spot, the three policemen stopped one Ghenoba Godspower, suspecting him to be an internet fraudster again.

“He was also searched, during which N30,000 was collected from him. In the process, the Commander, Rapid Response Squad, ACP Olatunji Disu, arrived with his patrol van and arrested the policemen. Three of them were tried in an orderly room and recommended for dismissal.”


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