The seven police officers - ACP Damien Okoro, the Area Commander 'Festac', DSP Imoh Gregory, Woman ASP Mariam Ogunmolasuyi, ASP Agbaje Yakubu, Inspector Edo Joseph, Woman Sergeant Patience Biokoro and Sergeant Frank Okorobon all of Area 'E' Festac, Lagos, were awarded 'NOA Civic Recognition Award'.
The director general of NOA said the agency decided to honour the police officers because they did an excellent job. The DG said:
The whole nation was gripped with anger, fear and rage when this ugly, unfortunate incident occurred. These patriotic officers stuck out their necks to unravel the mystery. What you did restored Nigeria to the rest of the civilized world. You also restored some sort of succour to the family by arresting those that committed the dastardly act. When people are making such efforts, you must tell them they are doing well. It is for this reason we are recognizing you".Well, it's their job na, abi? #justsaying! But maybe in Nigeria police officers need this kind of award to encourage them to do their jobs properly!