By Dipo Awojobi – The Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday compensated two police officers with commendation letters and N250, 000 cash each, for the recovery of N5 million which fell-off a bullion van around Alausa, Ikeja as a way of saying that honesty pays.
This was revealed in a statement by Mr Adebayo Taofiq, Lagos State Taskforce Public Affairs Officer, which added that the two policemen were attached to the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce).
“These two police officers, Inspector Abiona Hezekiah and Sergeant Ogunbiyi Agbabu recently recovered N5 million that fell-off a bullion van around Alausa, Ikeja.
“The money was discovered, after due investigation, to belong to Skye Bank Plc.”
The Governor, who was represented by the Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Fatai Owoseni, made the presentation of the commendation letters and cash to the duo.
The statement emphasised that the CP commended the duo for their high sense of patriotism, honesty and integrity in the line of duty.
“This heroic act and professional conduct, is in line with the ‘Change Mantra’ of the present administration which will ensure a renewed confidence in the Nigerian Police Force by the populace.
I want to appreciate these officers for their honesty and commitment while discharging their duties at the Lagos State Taskforce,” it quoted the governor as saying.
The statement said that the officers thanked the Governor and promised to remain steadfast in the discharge of their duties at the Lagos State Taskforce.