– The Lagos state police command has uncovered a factory where police uniforms are produced illegally
– Among those arrested were four women – two of them are nursing mothers
– Several police uniforms with different ranks, badges, belts, boots cardigans, caps and force numbers were recovered from the women
The police in Lagos state on Monday, October sad it has uncovered a factory where police uniforms are illegally produced, Vanguard reports.
The factory located inside the Police College in Ikeja, Lagos deal on the production and sale of police uniforms and other security accessories.
During an operation on the factory, four people, all women, including two nursing mothers were arrested.
Also several police uniforms with different ranks, badges, belts, boots cardigans, caps and force numbers were recovered from the women.
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The police also said that investigation on the matter is still ongoing to ascertain whether the force numbers found on the suspects are authentic.
The arrests of these suspects, the said comes after the inspector general of police Idris Ibrahim instituted a panel of inquiry following various petitions on such activities.
The panel headed by a retired IGP are expected to make recommendations on possible investigation on the issue.
Also, the X-Squad of the command led by Bode Fakeye was directed by the state commissioner of police, Fatai Owoseni, to arrest anyone found in such illegal activity.
While the suspects admitted committing the offence, they however refused to give names of the sponsors or buyers.
Also speaking, spokesperson to the Lagos police command Dolapo Badmus said: “The CP ordered the officer-in-charge of X-Squad to investigate, after the case was referred to us from the Police High Command, Abuja.
“When he finally investigated and found out that it was true, the CP ordered the arrest of the suspects and seizure of the materials.”
Badmus also said the arrested persons would be arraigned in court over a two-count charge of conspiracy and unlawful possession and sales of police kits contrary to Section 328, Sub-sections A, B, C and D of Lagos State, 2011.
Meanwhile, some police officers have been deployed to the Federal University of Technology Akure over agitations for the removal of the institution’s vice chanchellor Adebiyi Daramola by members of the labour unions.
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