Lagos state Governor Babatunde Fashola yesterday rewarded Sergeant Mercy John pictured above for bravery.
The female police officer single-handedly disarmed two robbers who attempted to dispose her of her belongings at Egbeda-Shasha by Tawakalitu Close, Orisunmibare Road, Lagos on 10th February, 2015.
Sergeant Mercy, a native of Ikori in Cross River State was on her way to work when armed robbers attacked her.
She fought back and was able to recover a locally made pistol with two live cartridges from them.
At a ceremony which held at the Lagos House, Ikeja, Governor Fashola encouraged the brave female officer not to relent in her efforts in keeping the state safe…
“Let me say very clearly that I value the work that you do, people of Lagos value what you do and where ever you come from, this is your home and I think it is right to say that it was because you take this as home, you did the right thing, you took two robbers out of commission so that the people of Lagos can sleep well’’ he said