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Police Investigate Epe DPO Over N2m Bribe-For-Release Allegation

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By Mohammed Adekola

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Adegoke Fayoade, has launched an investigation into the alleged bribery against Godwin Okoruwa, the Epe Divisional Police Officer.

CP Fayoade questioned Okoruwa about his alleged acceptance of a N2 million cheque from a monarch in Epe in exchange for the release of four suspected armed robbers who had been apprehended by division detectives during a stop-and-search operation.

The king was reported to have called Okoruwa and informed him that the individuals who were apprehended were his men and not armed robbers, at which point the accused were thought to be under investigation.

But Hundeyin denied that the CP had questioned the DPO about the accusation.

He wrote, “CP Adegoke Fayoade has ordered an investigation into the allegations contained in this publication. Pending the outcome of the investigation and on the instructions of the CP, the DPO has stepped aside.

“Meanwhile, we can confirm that the suspects were transferred to the headquarters the same day they were arrested, and there is no truth in the claim that the DPO was queried.”