A gallant police corporal who had displayed exceptional bravery while on the line of duty has been recognised by the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi.
It had been reported that two unidentified robbery had been gunned down by a mobile policeman at Satellite, Alakija bustop along the Lagos/ Badagry Expressway.
The robbers who had attacked a private vehicle at about 8am around the Odu-Ade area of same road, disposing them of their valuables met their waterloo when Coporal Hassan Aminu attached to PMF 20 squadron Ikeja had intervened.
Aminu who was on duty at China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) Odu-Ade had given the robbers a hot chase.
According to the Commissioner of Police who handed the Corporal with force number 457046 a letter of commendation at the command Headquarters, “On the January 18th, 2018, at about 10 am, Corporal Aminu had sighted a group of armed robbers attacking the occupants of a vehicle and dispossessing them of their valuables.
“He quickly swung into action and the hoodlums on sighting him fled with their unregistered operational motorcycle. The Corporal immediately on his own initiated a hot pursuit of the fleeing robbers and caught up with them at Alakija, Satellite town.
“During the gun battle that ensued, he gunned down two of the robbers and recovered one locally made pistol, one Nokia handset, a bag containing valuables belonging to the victims which have been identified and handed over to the victims. And the operational motorcycle.
“The historic fit of this Corporal has not gone unnoticed and that is why the commissioner of police certificate of commendation is been given to him and it will also be put inside his personal file and when there is consideration for promotion, it is going to give him an edge over his contemporary,” he added.
Imohimi also encouraged other officers and men to emulate the bravery of the corporal.