When officers of the law who are supposed to be protecting the lives and property of the citizens end up stealing from them, then there is a big problem.

Nigerians were not only shocked, but highly disappointed when reports of two police officers, Sunday Adetoye and Ogunleye Stephen, involved in robbery surfaced.

Sunday Adetoye and Ogunleye Stephen
Sunday Adetoye and Ogunleye Stephen

These two officers, according to many, brought nothing but shame and disgrace to the force.

But the police cannot afford to bear such dirt.


Now, the force has dismissed Sunday Adetoye and Ogunleye Stephen, for their involvement in corruption and robbery.

Illegal Duty

The two Inspectors who were assigned to Zone 2 Command Headquarters in Onikan, Lagos, were labelled with offences including armed robbery, official corruption, and illegal duty.


The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2, Mohammed Ali, made the decision to dismiss them after a thorough Orderly Room trial.

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Inspector Adetoye, with Force number 279495, and Inspector Stephen, with Force number 223521, were with two members of a Vigilante Group named Semiu Afisu and Abidoye Femi.

With them was a driver named Charles John.


Together, they carried out a raid on a residence in the Obada-Oko community in Ogun State.

No Warrant

The said incident occurred at approximately 10:00 p.m. on November 23, 2023.


According to reports, they were armed with two Submachine SMG rifles and live ammunition during the raid.

Without a warrant, they proceeded to search the apartment belonging to individuals named Taiwo Monsuru and Akintola Sunday.

Shockingly, they made off with five iPhones, one Samsung smartphone, one Tecno smartphone, and two laptop computers.

The spokesman for the police in the zone, SP Umma Ayuba, elucidated the circumstances surrounding their arrest.

End Of The Road

According to her, the police officers stationed at Ifo Division established a roadblock.

This was done after they received information from other residents of the apartment regarding the incident.

Armed with the description of the vehicle involved, the officers successfully apprehended its occupants.

The only exception was ASP Ajayi Victor, who was the ringleader of the illicit operation.

“It is important to note that ASP Ajayi Victor is currently evading arrest and remains at large.

“The AIG has directed that the dismissed officers be charged alongside the civilians involved.

“He urged all officers and men of the force to remain professional in the discharge of their duties by the law.

To him, anyone found wanting will be accountable for his or her action or inaction,” the police statement reads.


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