A Police team with the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Alagbon Lagos State is under fire for allegedly robbing two young nigerians of Bitcoun worth twenty-two million naira . The team led by Deputy Superintendent of Police,DSP Cordelua Nwawe was said to be involved in the extortion of Twenty-Two Million Naira worth of Bitcoin from two young Nigerians, Morakinyo Tobiloba Peter and Yusuf Samson Dayo at gunpoint on July 14, 2021 while driving along the Ikoyi/Ajah Expressway, Lagos State
Consequently, DSP Cordelia and the other Police personnel allegedly indicted in the report, have been ordered to report to the Special Investigation Panel, Force Headquarters, Abuja, on Tuesday, 21st December, 2021 to answer to the allegations against them.
This follows the setting up of a Special Investigation Panel by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba to carryout a discreet and transparent investigation into the allegation.
The Force Spokesperson, CP Frank Mba in a statement has also advised any member of the public who has had similar experiences of high-handedness or extortion by the officers in question, her team or any other officer at the FCID Alagbon to come forward with detailed information to enable the panel achieve a wholistic investigation.
The Special Investigation Panel is headed by Deputu Commissioner of Police, Olaolu Adegbite, MFR, of the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB). DCP Adegbite holds a Masters Degree in Philology (Russian Language) from the Pushkin Institute, Moscow, Russia, and is an alumnus of the FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia, USA. DCP Adegbite, a member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR), was a pioneer investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) where he rose to be Director of Operations (2012-2015). An experienced and detailed investigator, he is expected to bring his vast knowledge in investigating corruption-related cases to bear in resolving this case.