Thirteen policemen attached to the Anti-Cultism Unit of the Lagos State Police Command have been arrested for the illegal raid of Lakers County Night Club in Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
According to the spokesman of the Command, Chike Oti, the policemen were arrested based on the orders of Commissioner of Police Edgal Imohimi for unprofessional conduct
Oti said the arrest followed a publication on pages 4 and 5 of The PUNCH Newspaper of January 9, 2019, with a headline: “CCTV footage exposes policemen who raided Lagos night club.”
He said sequel to the publication, Imohimi directed that all the policemen involved in the operation be invited for questioning.
Presently, 13 out of the 19 officers that raided Lakers County Night Club in the Ikorodu area of the state have been arrested and are undergoing interrogation at the Command’s X-Squad Section, while the rest are expected to report to the investigation body before midnight of Wednesday (yesterday).
Oti said a team of detectives have been dispatched to the hotel to get evidence that would aid investigation and ultimately the prosecution of officers found culpable.
He quoted Imohinmi as saying the Command will never cover up for any officer who breaches the standard operating procedure of the Force while carrying out his duties.
He therefore assured Lagosians that at the end of the ongoing investigation, the Command would, as usual, inform members of the public of the outcome of the probe.