“We Rob Chinese In Lagos Pretending To Search For Drugs” – Arrested Policemen Confess
Detectives from Lagos State Command have arrested three policemen and three others for allegedly robbing some Chinese in their homes in Shomolu area of the state.
The policemen identified as Sergeant Peter Owechi, Sergeant Chigno Ada and Corporal Francis Onu were attached to Mopol 43, Bauchi. They were in Delta on a special duty when they were arrested.
The suspects, along with three others, allegedly left their duty post in Delta State and came to Lagos where they raided the house of three Chinese living in Shomolu.
The suspects allegedly stole $770 and N700,000 cash in the home of one of their victims. They and their cohorts had allegedly wreaked havoc in most parts of Lagos.
“I am Sergeant Peter Owochi. I am attached to Mopol 43, Bauchi State but was in Delta State on a special duty. We came to Lagos on the invitation of one of our members, who gave us detail of a Chinese national who resides in Shomolu.
“Armed with the information about a would-be victim or victims, we stormed his house with a forged search warrant, alleging that he was into drug trafficking and arms racketeering.”
“The incident that led to our arrest, we stole N700,000, $770, phones iPads, jewelries and laptops.We were arrested through one of the phones stolen. A member actually sold the phone to a neighbour without knowing that it could be tracked.”
Lagos State Police boss, Fatai Owoseni, who confirmed the arrest said the suspects were dismissed policemen and were no more in service. He said they would be charged to court.