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Published On: Tue, Feb 10th, 2015

Female Police Officer Receives IGP, CP Commendations for Disarming Armed Robber

Gallant W/Sgt Mercy John

Gallant W/Sgt Mercy John


LAGOS FEBRUARY 10TH (URHOBOTODAY)-A female police officer, W/Sgt Mercy John attached to Provost Office, Lagos Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja, Lagos has received commendations from Inspector General of Police (IGP) Suleiman Abba and Lagos State Commissioner of Police, C.K. Aderanti for disarming arm robbers who accosted her at Egbeda, Lagos State.
A press statement signed by Lagos State Police Public Relation Officer, Mr Ken Nwosu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) made available to Urhobotoday disclosed that Mercy John and one other person were accosted by two armed robbers on motor bike and ordered them to lie down.
But Mercy John refused to comply and also turned down the order to handover her handbag to the robbers while her companion out of fear complied, adding that one of the men who accosted them brought out a locally made pistol but Mercy John smartly and professionally grabbed the neck of the gun wielding hoodlum and hit his head on a nearby wall.
The statement disclosed that in the process the firearm fell down and she immediately grabbed it and the hoodlums sensing imminent danger fled for their lives, adding that the firearm has been deposited with Special Anti Robbery Squad, while efforts are being made to apprehend the fleeing hoodlums.
According to the statement, “The Commissioner of Police Lagos State Police Command, CP C.K Aderanti immediately approved that the police woman be given the Commissioner of Police Commendation for this act of gallantry. The Commissioner of Police also briefed the Inspector General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba who immediately approved that the she be equally be given the Inspector General of Police Commendation.”
The Commissioner of Police congratulated the her for her uncommon act of bravery and urges her to keep it up. He further enjoins all personnel of the Command to emulate the brave efforts of the NCO and in their best in the service to the Nation. The Commissioner of Police concluded by stating that Mercy John is a shining example of the abilities of the womenfolk.

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