Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit (Task Force) has recovered N5 million that fell off a bullion van on Lagos State House of Assembly Complex, Alausa, Ikeja.
The money is said to have been lost around November and December 2015.
Mr Taofik Adebayo, the Task Force Chairman, Olayinka Egbeyemi, disclosed that two police officers attached to the agency recovered the money.
According to Egbeyemi, the two police officers namely Sergeant Ogunbiyi Agbabu and Inspector Eheziekia Abiona, disclosed that a bullion van drove pass them while they were on duty at the agency’s headquarters and something fell down which was later discovered to be N5 million.
The chairman, while commending these officers, disclosed that similar thing was done to him when he was Divisional Police Officer (DPO) at Ilupeju Police Station where he won an award for returning $130,000 and 50,000 pounds to owners of a bullion van where the money was stolen.
He thereby implored appropriate authority, especially the Police Authority and Lagos State Government to give commendation to these rare officers for their honesty and integrity so as to encourage others.
Egbeyemi, however, stated that any bullion van that drove through Lagos State House of Assembly Complex around November to December 2015 with a missing N5 million should come forward with a strong cogent proof of ownership of the money.