Lagos Policemen storm Joint, Arrest Pot of Goat Pepper Soup

A housewife, Calister Ogbonna, has narrated how five policemen scaled the fence of her compound, just to arrest her husband for allegedly stealing a goat.

When the policemen couldn’t find any adult, they told her children that their father, Sunday Ogbonna, was a thief. They went to Sunday’s restaurant, but met his waiters. 

Angry, they arrested a pot of goat meat pepper soup on the fire.
The also proceeded to impound some electrical gadgets, arrested a customer that was drinking pepper soup and one of the waiters. They would have made away with the pot of pepper soup, but for the quick intervention of a DPO at a station close to the pepper soup joint.

The DPO told the policemen that according to police rules and regulation, they should have booked at his station, to alert him of their presence in his jurisdiction as was the norm. The policemen failed to follow procedures. The DPO, thereafter, urged them to release the pot of pepper soup.

Although they released the pot, they, however, dragged the waiter and customer to their station.

When Sunday returned and heard that policemen were looking for him, he went to the station where he was detained and accursed of being behind some missing goats in the community.

The five policemen were said to have come from Zonal Intervention Squad, Itumaga/ Ikorodu, working directly under the supervision of Zone II, Onikan, Lagos State. 

Reacting, network for police reforms said: 
The policemen are not interested in investigating crime, but simply hiding under the pretext of investigating crime to commit crime - to harass, intimidate and extort money from accused persons. The alleged offense of theft is bailable. The policemen sudden decision to charge Sunday to court without informing his family was not only malicious, but a ruse to cover up their criminal demands for bribe against the IGP ‘s often repeated admonition against corruption in the police and his recent bail is free campaign.”
The Zone II spokesperson, Dolapo Badmus, had earlier denied the allegations against the policemen.