Inspector Festus Omotosho, aka Ijaya, has been detained by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Lagos State Police Command, for his involvement in a robbery saga involving Akeem Popoola a 21-year old suspect under investigation in Ogun state.
The accused mentioned the embattled inspector as the trainer who often use him to cheat innocent citizens.
Akeem Popoola who was arrested on April 11, 2016 for robbery and burglary by the Police in Ogun command, In his statement said he was an agent for Inspector Festus Omotosho, aka Ijaya, helping him to sell phones to the unsuspecting members of the public and few minutes after the sale, the inspector and two others – Abbey and Aluko – would handcuff him and take him to the buyers. He explained that Ijaya would accuse the buyers of acquiring stolen property and demand a bribe of between N120, 000 and N150, 000, adding that he got a N5, 000 shares for each successful deal.
The arrest and detention of Inspector Festus Omotosho, aka Ijaya, was confirmed by the The Lagos State Police spokesperson, SP Dolapo Badmos, saying he would be prosecuted for criminal charges if found culpable of the allegation. She added that the command had commenced investigation into the allegation against him.
The spokesperson for the Ogun State Police Command, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, who also confirmed Ijaya’s arrest, said he would face the wrath of the law if found wanting. He added that the two commands were working together on the matter. Assuring the public that those found wanting in the case will face the full wrath of the law.”