In Lagos: 3 policemen caught gambling on duty

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested three of its personnel for gambling while on duty.

The cops were arrested at Opebi, Ikeja, after a video on social media showed them counting their wins.

A statement issued by the command’s spokesman, Chike Oti, a Superintendent of Police (SP), said the cops were alleged to be counting bribes they collected and smoking.

He said: “Based on the allegation, the Commissioner of Police (Imohimi Edgal) ordered for their arrest, detention and trial. Preliminary investigation into the case revealed that the men were not counting bribes received as alleged but coupons they collected from a game of gambling (Baba Ijebu) they played.

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

“CP Lagos encourages members of the public to always expose, albeit accurately, indiscipline and unprofessional policemen.”

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