Nigeria, Sept. 16 -- The police in Lagos have arrested two suspects for offering bribes to the police to secure the release of suspects in police detention.

Adekunle Ajisebutu, the Lagos police spokesperson, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

Mr Ajisebutu said the suspects, Adariku Sunday and Folorunsho Akeem, were arrested by operatives attached to Area J Command, Elemoro, while seeking the release of a suspected armed robber and a cultist respectively.

The spokesperson said the police earlier arrested an armed robbery suspect and a suspected cultist with a locally-made double barrel gun and three cartridges.

"The armed robbery suspect, Alabi Timothy 'm' aged 23, resident of 9, Baale Street, Majek, Ajah, was arrested at about...