Daily Champion gathered that the policemen got a distress call that some of the vicious armed robbery gang were lodging in the hotel and the four suspects including an Inspector were deployed to the area but on getting there the robbers calmed them down and promised to settle to avoid arrest.
Our correspondent also learnt that the robbers bought suya meat in large quantities and urged the policemen to settle down with the meat and some bottles of alcohol.
The policemen requested that the meat and the drinks be brought inside their patrol van so as to avoid been seen dining and winning with the hoodlums.
A source informed our correspondent that while the policemen were eating and drinking , they didn’t know that the robbers have drugged the drink. They immediately fell into deep sleep as a result of the drugged substances. Their alleged deep sleep paved way for the suspects to take away all their rifles and by the time they woke up from their sleep, the robbers had left the hotel and their guns missing.
However some good Samaritan who saw the parked police van and the policemen deeply sleeping alerted the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in charge of Iyana- Isashi who immediately rushed to the place.
A source from the Provost unit of the command who confirmed the drilling of the policemen said the Commissioner of Police Mr Marvel Akpoyibo had directed that the policemen be tried in accordance with police rules. Our source at the unit who prayed for anonymity condemned the attitudes of some policemen, especially in areas of extortion.