The Lagos State Police Command has arrested four women after uncovering a factory inside the Police College in Ikeja, where police uniforms and other accessories, are illegally produced and sold.
Police uniforms with different ranks, badges, belts, boots cardigans, caps and force numbers were recovered from the suspects among whom are two nursing women.
Vanguard reports that the arrest came on the heels of petitions to the Inspector-General of Police, IG, Idris Ibrahim, following which he instituted a panel of inquiry headed by a retired IG. The suspects, during interrogation, admitted to the claim but refused to mention names of their buyers.
Spokesperson for the command, Dolapo Badmus, who confirmed the arrest, 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.” She added that the suspects would be arraigned in court today on 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.”