The Lagos State Police Command has arrested five suspects for stealing some construction materials belonging to China Construction Engineering Company, CCEC.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, by the Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the suspects who were apprehended between Volks Bus Stop and Iyana Iba in the state tried bribing officers with ₦500,000.
However, the police operatives were said to have rejected the offer and went ahead to arrest them with the stolen Iron rods.
The suspects were identified as Lawal Saheed, Taofeek Adenigba, Ope Olowolayemo, Azeez Jamie, and Omotayo Adewale.
“The items recovered from them are some pieces of 25mm iron rods, one Nozzle, one gas cylinder, and Ford Bus with Reg. No. FST 697 XZ,” the statement partly read.
“The management of CCEC has been contacted by the police and identified the stolen items to be their property.”
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the matter be thoroughly investigated and the suspects are charged to court as soon as possible.