Lagos policemen return lady's purse containing N115,000 and smartphone

Lagos policemen return lady's purse containing N115,000 and smartphone

- Some operatives of the RRS in Lagos have been commended after helping a lady whose purse fell from a bike without her knowledge

- The purse which contained a sum of N115,000 and a Tecno phone was safely returned to the lady by the RRS officers

- The RRS is a section of the Lagos state police command set up to respond to emergencies within the state

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Some police officers attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in Lagos have proved that not all operatives of the Nigeria Police Force are bad.

While on patrol on Thursday evening, November 19, at Igando area in Lagos, the RRS officers saw a purse fall from a lady on a bike.

The officers signalled the bike rider to stop so they could return the purse but he mistook the signal for an attempt to arrest him.

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Police officers in Lagos return lady's purse containing N115,000 and smartphone

Lagos policemen return lady's purse containing N115,000 and smartphone. Photo credit: @rrslagos767
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Since he refused to stop, the patient officers followed the bike man to the lady's destination where they eventually handed the purse to her.

The woman whose name was not mentioned confirmed that the sum of N115,000 and a Tecno phone inside the purse were all intact.

The RRS narrated the incident via its official Twitter handle, @rrslagos767, on Thursday, November 19.

What Nigerians say about the police officers' action

VICTECH, @VOgunsuyi, said:

"We all know that RRS is a good thing for the entire police force. You can't compare them to SWAT, Anti kidnapping, Anti cult etc.
"I'm not surprised by this. Good people are good. RRS I saw one time like that, they helped an old woman cross a major road."

Wasiu Sambakiu, @SambakiuWasiu, said:

"Please continue with this good attitude, it won't take time b4 people will forget the past"

Paul Saliu, @paulsaliu4, said:

"This is good keep it up. To destroy is easier than rebuilding image. Be persistent and punish any officer caught doing opposite, soon your image will be restored."
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Nwanyi Asaba, @onyebebe, said:

"Good job but why did the bike man think you wanted to arrest him? The elephant in the room is the mistrust Nigerians have for the police. Once again, good job"

BABA-70, @Desmondkobi, said:

"They are truly the good guys Hundred points symbol those @rrslagos767 guys are like angels watching over Lagosians not your regular police at all"

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Meanwhile, Mohammed Adamu, the inspector general of police, has attributed the lack of trust and confidence from people to the numerous challenges faced by the security forces in the country.

Speaking on Wednesday, November 18, at a policy dialogue organised by the House of Representatives, IGP Adamu who was represented said efforts are ongoing to build partnership and bridge of trust between the police operatives and people.

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