The Police operatives attached to Area E Command, Festac, Lagos State, reportedly rejected the sum of N500,000 offered to them as bribe by some arrested suspects.
It was gathered that the police arrested the five suspects in a Ford Bus with Reg. Number FST 679 XZ, for allegedly stealing some 25mm iron rods discovered to be properties of China Construction Engineering Company (CCEC).
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, states that the suspects, when arrested by the police operatives, were alleged to have offered a bribe of Five Hundred Thousand only (#500,000) to the police operatives who rejected the offer and went ahead to arrest them with the stolen Iron rods.
He gave the names of the suspects as Lawal Saheed, m, 40, Taofeek Adenigba, m, 43, Ope Olowolayemo, m, 28, Azeez Jamie, m, 41 and Omotayo Adewale, m, 34.
According to the spokesperson, the items recovered from them include some pieces of 25mm iron rods, one Nozzle, one gas cylinder and Ford Bus with Reg. No. FST 697 XZ.
Speaking further, he stated that the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the matter be thoroughly investigated and the suspects be charged to court as soon as possible.