The Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Task Force) has arraigned a paramilitary officer (Man ‘O’ War) for stealing a motorcycle impounded by the Agency.
Speaking on the arraignment, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mr. Wilson Alaba disclosed that the paramilitary officer was a member of the enforcement team who operated and impounded motorcycles plying restricted routes around Berger area recently.
He explained that during the enforcement operations 95 motorcycles plying restricted routes around Berger area were impounded and taken to the office.
According to him, “It was after we got to our office and re-counted those impounded motorcycles that we discovered one was missing and after a thorough investigation it was discovered that one Mr. Olajide Felix a paramilitary officer (Man ‘O’ War) attached with Agency stole the missing motorcycle.”
DSP Alaba noted that the State Government has been paying huge allowances as at when due to cater for the needs of every member of the Agency’s paramilitary team and to equally dissuade them from indulging in such criminal acts.
He confirmed that the Agency recently conducted a 3-Day Training Workshop tagged “Work Ethics and Attitudinal Change for Law Enforcement and Field Officers” for all paramilitary officers to ensure commitment and sincerity at work.
Mr. Olajide Felix a paramilitary officer (Man ‘O’ War ) attached to the Agency since 2009 confessed in a statement he wrote after his arrest that he stole the impounded motorcycle and that he has been using it personally since then.
He said “Yes, I stole a motorcycle (Boxer Bajaj) with registration No. AYE 441 QC out of 95 motorcycles impounded during enforcement operations at Berger and I have been using it for commercial purposes before I was arrested with it.”
The arraigned paramilitary officer, Mr. Olajide Felix (31yrs) who hails from Kwara State has confessed to the crime but pleaded for leniency, promising never to indulge in any criminality again if pardoned.