By Ola Adeola
Lagos Police Command says it arrested 26 armed robbers, 18 kidnappers and 17 policemen in a three-week crime-fighting operation.
Fatai Owoseni, state commissioner of police, said the affected policemen were arrested and prosecuted in orderly room trial for bribe-taking. He said some of the arrested officers would be sacked and others demoted.
Giving stock, Owoseni said the police “recovered two AK-47 rifles, 14 locally-made pistols and 193 live cartridges” from the criminals during the operation between October 6 and 28, 2016.
“In the different police operations, 17 vehicles were recovered from criminal elements, while 11 mobile phones were also recovered,” he added.