Police investigate alleged robbery by cop

Samson Folarin

The Lagos State Police Command said it had commenced investigation into the case of alleged robbery by a cop in the state.

The spokesperson for the command, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, in a statement on Tuesday, however, said the attack was not reported by the victim.

PUNCH Metro had reported that a 41-year-old commuter, Henry, was attacked by some assailants on his way to work.

He was alleged to have been dispossessed of his ATM card and N4,000 at gunpoint by the suspects, whose cab he boarded.

During the attack, one of the assailants’ ID card was alleged to have fallen into Henry’s luggage, which was later discovered to be that of a policeman.

Henry was rushed to the Accident and Emergency Centre at the Toll gate end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway where he was treated for the injuries he sustained during the attack.

Famous-Cole said, “The command will like to inform the public that no formal or official report of this alleged incident has been made at any of our divisions.

“However, investigation to ascertain the veracity of the incident has commenced and the command is assuring the public that the findings of the investigation will be made public.”

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