Undercover officers arrest bribe collecting police at checkpoint

Residents flee as Police, Naval men clash in Lagos

Pandemonium was unleashed on Wednesday, at the Kirikiri area of Lagos State, when armed policemen manning a checkpoint at Berger Yard Bus Stop, on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, were attacked by plainclothes policemen suspected to be from the Command’s X-Squad.

An eyewitness said that the incident, which occurred at 2p.m., sent people scampering for safety as the plainclothes officers struggled with the policemen.

He said: “The plainclothes policemen did not display professionalism. I do not know why they were arresting the policemen at the check point, but the way they went about is was too bad.

“A policeman refused to let go of his rifle and he almost fired some shots.

“The plainclothes officers endangered the lives of those policeman and that of members of the public. They also disgraced the force.”

A Police source with information on the matter said  the plain clothes officers had gone to arrest the uniformed officers who were caught collecting bribes by undercover officers.

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