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|Suspected Robber Who Works For A Policeman by lekkie073(m): 11:21am On Apr 11, 2016|
A 21-year-old suspected robber, Akeem
Popoola, says a police inspector attached to the
Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Lagos State
Police Command, Ikeja, uses him to swindle
He said he had worked for the policeman,
identified as Inspector Festus, aka Ijaya, for
about four months before he was arrested.
The carpenter, who is currently in custody at
the Agbado divison, Ogun State, was arrested
for robbery and burglary. A mattress and
speakers of a sound system were reportedly
recovered from him in the Giwa area of
Agbado on April 6.
He told PUNCH Metro that apart from burglary,
he used to collect phones from the inspector
and he would later sell them.
He added that Ijaya and two others – Abbey
and Aluko – would get the buyers arrested
minutes later for buying stolen items.
Akeem said their victims paid Ijaya between
N120,000 and N150,000 before they were
released, adding that he got N5,000 as his
share on each ‘deal’.
“In November 2015, one of my father’s tenants
and I fought. When my daddy came back
home on that day, she reported me to him and
he handed me over to Inspector Festus at the
state police command headquarters, Ikeja. He
told him I was too troublesome and wanted
him to discipline me. But he (Ijaya ) did not.
He took me to a beer parlor at Alakuko and
gave me N5,000. I was very surprised.
“Two days after, we met at another beer
parlour around Agbado, where I was made to
swear an oath. He brought out a gun and put
some gin inside the barrel. He drank from it
and gave me the gun to do same. He said he
would be sending me on some errands. He
gave me a mobile phone and drove me in his
Toyota Camry to POWA complex in Ikeja.
“He told me to sell the phone inside the
complex which I did for N20,000. After an
hour, he handcuffed me and took me in his
car with his boys – Abbey and Aluko – to the
man that bought the phone. He arrested the
man and told him to pay N200,000 if he did
not want to be taken to the station. The man
raised N150,000 among his friends in that
complex and gave him.
“When we left there, he removed the
handcuffs and gave me N5,000 and we
The Oke Ona, Abeokuta indigene said the
second deal he had with Ijaya was an iPad he
sold to another unsuspecting victim around
Ikeja. He said he got a N5,000 share from the
N150,000 bribe the inspector allegedly
collected from the buyer, who was also
accused of acquiring stolen property.
He added that when he decided to quit, Ijaya
Akeem told our correspondent that Ijaya
threatened they had sworn an oath and that
he would die if he backed out from the deal or
revealed it to his father.
“Sometime in February, the inspector gave me
a Techo phone which I sold to a guy at Agbado.
The guy gave me N7,000 and a small phone.
Thirty minutes later, we went back with my
hands handcuffed. And as he normally did, he
collected about N120,000 from him before he
was released. I also got my N5,000 share. I can
say all this in his presence,” he added.
Akeem said he had stolen a plasma television
at Oke Aro area of Agbado on the order of
Ijaya, insisting that the item was still with the
His father, Mr. Ahmed Popoola, who regretted
handing him over to the policeman, said his
son was a thief before he took him to Ijaya for
He said he strove to meet Akeem’s needs and
had counselled him on several occasions to no
“He had been stealing before I took him to a
police friend, Yekini, who handed him over to
Ijaya with a belief that he (Akeem) will change
if he sees the way thieves are being punished.
He had been embarrassing me. He still has a
case in the Sango-Ota division. I was arrested
and detained because of him.
“When he finished his secondary school, he
told me he did not want to proceed to a higher
institution. I enrolled him as an apprentice in
my carpentry workshop and constructed a
wooden shop for him when he graduated. He
removed all the planks I used to construct the
shop and sold them. Let the law take its
The spokesperson for the Ogun State Police
Command, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, said the
police were on the trail of Ijaya and his
accomplices. He added that the case had been
transferred to the command’s Special Anti-
He said, “The suspect was arrested for robbery
and burglary. He mentioned Ijaya and some
others and we have commenced investigation.
If any of them is actually a policeman, we are
going to send a signal to the command he is
attached to and he will be arrested.”
But the Lagos State Police spokesperson, SP
Dolapo Badmos, denied that Ijaya was a
serving cop in the command.
“We don’t have a policeman bearing Festus or
Ijaya in the command,” she said.
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|Re: Suspected Robber Who Works For A Policeman by NwaNimo1(m): 11:22am On Apr 11, 2016|
|Re: Suspected Robber Who Works For A Policeman by MosakuAW(m): 11:26am On Apr 11, 2016|
Police force needs "Environmental Sanitation" like my Lagosian we always say.
Police denying they dont have any officer bearing that nickname "Ijaya" is a lie. There are so many corrupt individuals in NPF.
A man handed his son to an officer because he is a petty thief and the police officer turn him to a criminal. What an irony!
|Re: Suspected Robber Who Works For A Policeman by hylyne(m): 11:46am On Apr 11, 2016|
Op How I wish u can send pictures too.... These people need to be disgraced the more with their pictures on every paper, not just their names.
|Re: Suspected Robber Who Works For A Policeman by McCarlito(m): 11:46am On Apr 11, 2016|
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