The Police Command in Lagos state says it has arrested three officers caught gambling on duty.

They were caught playing Baba Ijebu lotto at Ikeja.

Social media reports had alleged that the policemen were counting bribe money collected from motorists but the authorities denied this.

According to the command, preliminary investigation into the case revealed that the men were not counting bribes but coupons they collected from a game of gambling they played.

”The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to the news making the rounds on a social media platform that policemen stationed near Zenith Bank, Opebi, Ikeja were seen counting bribes received and smoking of all kind of hard drugs.

”Based on the allegation, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered their arrest, detention and trial.

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”Meanwhile, preliminary investigation into the case revealed that the men weren’t counting bribes received as alleged but coupons they collected from a game of gambling they played a.k.a Baba Ijebu.

”The men are currently facing disciplinary action that could lead to reduction in rank or dismissal. It is wrong to engage in such distracting activity while on duty.

”Imohimi encourages members of the public to always expose, albeit accurately, undisciplined and unprofessional policemen.”

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