Assistant Supretendent of Police [ASP] arrested, detained by Lagos State Command
An Assistant Superintendent of Police, Eyitere Joseph, has been arrested and detained by police operatives in Lagos after being seen in a viral video extorting a member of the National Youth Service Corps.
As seen in the video, the police superintendent collected a bribe of N50,000 from the corps member at Ile-Iwe area of Lagos State on Monday, April 4.
Reacting to the video in a tweet on Tuesday, the Acting Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the officer had been arrested and was being queried over the matter.
He also said the police had started an investigation into the matter, noting that the suspect is attached to the Meiran Division of the state Police Command.
He said the Divisional Police Officer of the police station of the suspect has also been warned never to allow a repeat of the incident.
He wrote on Twitter, “ASP Eyitere Joseph, in connection with this case, has been arrested in Lagos. He is being investigated and queried for further disciplinary actions.
“He is attached to Meiran Division, and the DPO Meiran Division has been warned for the first time, if such happens again, she will be dealt with according to the provisions of the law. We will always act and deliver as expected. We have promised to name and shame.
“How would a father extort a corps member? Too bad and we condemned that in totality. Thanks.”