3 Policemen On Duty Arrested For Playing Baba Ijebu Lotto In Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested three policemen for gambling on duty.

They were caught playing Baba Ijebu lotto at Ikeja.

Social media reports had alleged that the policemen were counting bribe money collected from motorists but the authorities denied this.

The command stated that preliminary investigation into the case revealed that the men weren’t counting bribes received as alleged but coupons they collected from a game of gambling they played a.k.a Baba Ijebu.

Read police statement on the arrest of the men below:

”The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to the news making the rounds on a social media platform that policemen stationed near Zenith Bank, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos State south-west Nigeria were seen counting bribes received and smoking of all kind of hard drugs.

”Based on the allegation, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered their arrest, detention and trial.

”Meanwhile, preliminary investigation into the case revealed that the men weren’t counting bribes received as alleged but coupons they collected from a game of gambling they played a.k.a Baba Ijebu.

”The men are currently facing disciplinary action that could lead to reduction in rank or dismissal. It is wrong to engage in such distracting activity while on duty.

”Imohimi encourages members of the public to always expose, albeit accurately, indisciplined and unprofessional policemen.”

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